Twelve enthusiastic young people were endorsed as the Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Council 2016/17 at the Ordinary Council meeting on 19 July, 2016.
This year there were an unprecedented number of nominations received for Youth Council 2016/17. Nominations were sought from local secondary schools, GOTAFE and local youth services. Nominations were also sought through public advertisement.
All Youth Councillors participated in a rigorous selection process which included submitting a written application, attending and interview and referee check.
The 2016/17 Youth Council are:
Jordyn Parker Richards
About Youth Council
The Rural City of Wangaratta coordinates a fantastic Youth Council program and also works with other organisations and community groups to gain positive outcomes for local young people.
By becoming a member of the Youth Council, you will develop leadership skills, become a voice for young people in the community and be involved in many youth and community events.
Wangaratta Youth Council meets twice a month to discuss youth issues, work on upcoming events for young people and to develop forums to support young people to have a voice that is heard their local community.
There are 12 young people aged 14 – 18 years on Youth Council each year. Nominations open in May and young people who are intertested in having a say and making a difference in their community are encouraged to nominate.
The next formal Youth Council meeting will be held at 5.00-5.30pm on 20 September, 2016 at Council Chambers, Wangaratta Government Centre. Youth Council formal meetings are open to the public.
For further information, to make any suggestions or comments about youth services in the Rural City of Wangaratta, or to ask Youth Council a question, please contact Council's Youth Development Officer on (03) 5722 0819 or firstname.lastname@example.org