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Published Friday 22 July 2022
Tags:General, Media Release, Youth Council

New Youth Council sworn in

The 2022/23 Mitchell Youth Council was sworn in at an official ceremony at the Council Chambers in Broadford on Monday 18 July.

Mitchell Youth Council is a way for young people aged 12-24 to have their voices heard on issues that impact them and advocate for all young people in the Shire.

This year’s Youth Council compromises young people from across the Shire with a range of passions and interests.

New faces are joining previous Youth Council members who have returned for their second, third and even fourth years.

Georgia Fletcher (Youth Council Mayor)

Georgia is embarking on her third year on Youth Council and will be representing the South Ward. Georgia has represented the local youth voice as an advocacy initiative panel member.

Cooper Price (Youth Council Deputy Mayor)

Cooper returns for his second year on Youth Council and will be representing the Central Ward. Cooper is very passionate about equality, safety and community connection. Cooper has represented young people on local advocacy campaigns including the delivery of petitions to parliament.

Gypsy

Gypsy is making her debut on Youth Council this year, representing the North Ward. Gypsy is studying a Bachelor of Youth Work at Victoria University and has previously completed work experience with Mitchell Youth Services. Gypsy is representing the north ward and is passionate about making difference in her local community.

Hannah

Hannah is embarking on her first year on Youth Council and will be representing the North Ward. Hannah is passionate about mental and physical health and will be an advocate for this in the community.

Max

Max is beginning his first year on Youth Council and will be representing the North Ward. Max enjoys playing football and tennis and has leadership experience through his position as house captain at his school.

Nic

Nic is making his debut on Youth Council this year, representing the North Ward. Nic is passionate about mental health and the impact of the COVID-19 on mental health. Nic has great communication and social skills and demonstrates these in his leadership position at Scouts.

Bailey

Bailey is beginning his first year on Youth Council and will be representing the Central Ward. Bailey has held positions on Junior School Council, School Captain and his school’s Student Representative Council. Bailey is passionate about helping others and representing the community.

Paris

Paris returns for her fourth year on Youth Council and represents the Central Ward. Paris is an advocate for increased wheelchair access across the Shire so she, and others, can better participate in community activities and resources.

Joshua

Joshua returns for his second year, representing the South Ward. Joshua is a passionate supporter a youth voice to local advocacy initiatives.

Comments from Mitchell Shire Mayor

Youth Council are an important voice for youth in our Shire. As Senior Councillors, the information we get about the services and facilities needed by young people is invaluable

I look forward to working with Youth Council and understanding what Senior Councillors can do to improve the lives of Mitchell Shire’s youth now and in the future.

I congratulate these nine young leaders for stepping up and working to improve their communities.

Cr Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 22 July 2022.