Latrobe City Youth Council Open to Members for 2023

Young people ages 14-18 with ideas and energy to make our city a better place are encouraged to apply for the Latrobe City Youth Council.

The Youth Council provides an opportunity to gain hands-on leadership experience through a range of activities.

The young councilors meet once every fortnight to share their ideas on a range of issues, with the aim of bringing relevant ideas to the councilors of Latrobe. They also have the opportunity to participate in Council and community events, such as the Australia Day Community Awards and ANZAC Day commemorations.

The Mayor of Latrobe City, Cr Kellie O’Callaghan, said the Youth Council was a vital link between young people and the Council.

“We value the ideas and perspectives of young people, which help us ensure that the decisions we make as a Council reflect the current and future needs of our entire community.

“Empowering young people to have a strong voice and listen to their ideas is an important part of building a strong and connected community.

“It’s also a great opportunity for Youth Council members to learn new leadership skills and make connections within their communities,” said the Mayor.

The Latrobe City Youth Council was established in 1996, providing young people in Latrobe City with the opportunity to engage in meaningful engagement with local government and contribute to future planning and policy.

It also serves as a means to further develop the leadership skills and abilities of young people, strengthening their bonds with the community and with each other.

Expressions of Interest are now open for youth to fill up to 20 positions on the Youth Council.

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