First report from Greater Geelong’s Youth Council

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Council has noted the Youth Council’s first report, which includes its Annual Plan and Protocols.

Twelve people aged 12-16 were elected to Greater Geelong’s first ever Youth Council in February this year, to become the region’s official ‘youth voice’ and advise council on issues.

Several youth councillors watched on as their Junior Mayor Josie Horne made her first presentation to council, detailing the Youth Council’s key priorities in the Annual Plan, which will form the basis of its actions.

The key priorities include the planning and implementation of the ‘2019 Geelong Annual Youth Summit’, which is slated for October 2019.

Council has also noted that youth councillors will meet on a monthly basis.

Junior Mayor Josie Horne will make her next quarterly presentation on behalf of the Youth Council on 23 July, 2019.

Mayor Bruce Harwood

It’s great to see our junior councillors enthusiastically collaborating together, to work out their main priorities for the year.

The Youth Council is a positive initiative that gives council a chance to learn more about the challenges our region’s young people are facing, and to identify opportunities that will benefit them.

Junior Mayor Josie Horne

The Youth Council has made tremendous progress within a short space of time.

We bounce ideas off each other and are passionate about the issues that matter to young people.

We are so grateful to be part of this diverse council and will continue to work hard to serve the youth of Greater Geelong.

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