Join local Youth for a fun filled, brighter Federation Future
Published on 24 August 2021
Federation Council is calling for nominations for the 2021/2022 Federation Youth Council.
The Federation Youth Council comprises a group of young people who represent youth across the Federation Council area. It provides a forum to express their views, advise Council on youth-related issues, and help organise youth driven and focused events and activities.
Federation Council Mayor, Cr Patrick Bourke said the Federation Youth Council began in 2018 and have delivered a number of projects to make Federation Council a better place for young people.
“Throughout the 2020/21 period, Federation’s youth Councillors coordinated a youth driven Facebook page, created social media content, finalized the Memorial Plaza as a bright shared space, held Mulwala’s first Colour run, hosted a shop local Christmas initiative, a learn to skate program in Howlong and much more,” he said.
“The Youth Council have represented our young people on important issues such as Council’s Community Strategic Plan and steering communities on major projects such as the pool and skate park. Our current Youth Council are outstanding young citizens and I commend them for the great work they have done. We are very blessed to have a great group of passionate youth driving positive change for the betterment of our communities.”
Federation Council encourages Youth from all Federation Council towns and villages alike between the ages of 15 – 25 to become part of this year’s 2021/22 Youth Council.
Mayor Bourke said if you are creative, love working as a team to bring initiatives to life and care about the youth in our communities, this is a job for you.
“Council acknowledges that travel between townships is sometimes difficult, especially for youth, so this year we have introduced the ability to attend meetings by video conferencing, or alternatively by alternating meeting locations between towns,” he said.
“Anyone who has an idea, loves content creation, enjoys organizing events or who is passionate about making change should nominate. The Federation Youth Council is a way to have a say about your experiences as a young person, and topics and issues that you are passionate about in your community. You might even become our 2021/2022 Youth Mayor.”
Nominations open on Tuesday 24 August and will be accepted up until Friday 24 September 2021.