Young visionaries wanted
THE Youth Ambassador program has been launched in the Isaac region, with residents between 12 and 15 years encouraged to nominate.
A first for the region, the youth-oriented program is open for nominations until Monday, after which time a panel that includes youth workers, community members, school principals, councillors and council staff will meet in each town within the Isaac region to decide successful applicants.
Isaac Mayor Cedric Marshall said the response from the region’s youth was positive.
“They can see what a great opportunity it is and we are expecting a large number of nominations,” he said.
“This program is an excellent opportunity for the young residents of Isaac to learn about communities and local government and we encourage people to apply.”
The nine youth ambassadors chosen for the role will engage with policy makers and councillors to develop a vision for the youth of Isaac.
This will culminate in the ambassadors presenting their ideas to Isaac’s chief executive, mayor and councillors at the Council Round Table meeting held at Clermont in November.
Cr Marshall said the need for developing more youth programs within the region was highlighted by the council’s 2020 Vision Community Plan.
“From the consultation we carried out for our community plan, the support of youth initiatives and activities was identified as a priority,” he said.
Visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au for more information and nomination forms.