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