The Burnie City Youth Council held its final meeting this morning which was followed by an end of year excursion.
Burnie City Council Deputy Mayor Giovanna Simpson is the Council’s representative for the Youth Council and said “Today is an opportunity for Youth Councillor’s to celebrate their achievements together. It has been wonderful working with such an inspirational group, I am so proud of the work these amazing young people have done this year. I would especially like to thank Youth Mayor Abbey Granger and Deputy Youth Mayor Taleah Smith for running the meetings so well.”
The Youth Council have been working together on a message for their fellow students which they completed this morning and asked that it be shared amongst our community as well – please see the Burnie City Youth Council Voice poster attached.
The Burnie Youth Council is a Special Committee of the Burnie City Council and is coordinated by Burnie Works. 27 Youth Councillors were appointed to the 2022 Youth Council.
Being a Youth Councillor provides young people with the opportunity to learn about how Local Government works, develop leadership skills, learn more about their local community and participate in a range of community projects. Each year four students from each high school and two students from each primary school are nominated by their school to become a youth councillor. These representatives are then asked to nominate for the positions of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Junior Deputy Mayor.
Nominations have just opened for the 2023 Burnie City Youth Council. Young people are encouraged to speak with their teachers to find out how to nominate.
Burnie Works would like to thank this year’s Youth Council for all their work and ideas. It has been wonderful to watch you all grow and learn, make new friendships and contribute to the Burnie community.