Call goes out for Youth Councillors

A call has gone out for young people who are passionate about their community to nominate for the AlburyCity Youth Council.

Young people aged between 14 and 18 are encouraged to nominate.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said it was a great opportunity for young leaders to make a genuine difference for their peers.

“Youth councillors are in a special position to advocate for things that are important to other young people,” he said.

“By developing policies and ideas, Youth Councillors help the council to plan services and programs that are identified and developed by young people, for young people.”

Youth Council has been running for the past eight years. Its successful programs and events have included the Youth Connect Card initiative, the Kools Skools awards night, leadership conferences, youth forums, clean up graffiti days and the all-abilities disco.

Albury City’s Youth Mayor, Isabella Percy, said her term in the job had been an amazing experience.

“It’s not only a great way to give something back to our community, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills such as hosting events and developing programs that make a real difference to others in our age group,” she said.

There are nine Youth Councillor positions, including a Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor. They will serve for 12 months.

Nomination forms are available from AlburyCity Customer Service or online at: alburycity.nsw.gov.au/youthcouncil

Nominations close on 28 February 2018.

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