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West Tamar Youth Mayor Program

Goal 3: Empowering young people with skills and confidence

The West Tamar Youth Mayor Program

is for a year 7-9 student (students in year 6-8 apply for the following year) selected by YAC and the Mayor to represent the West Tamar municipality. They will provide a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by those in Council.

The Youth Mayor can be influential in promoting the West Tamar Youth Strategy as they support shaping a positive future for local young people.

The 2020-2022 West Tamar Youth Strategy identified the goal of empowering young people with skills and confidence in our municipality. The West Tamar Youth Mayor role will recognise the importance of helping better represent young people in the West Tamar, by speaking on behalf of their needs and opportunities to publicly and effectively work towards empowering local young people.

Mayor Christina Holmdahl, announced the 2022 West Tamar Youth Mayor in Elizabeth Sexton on Tuesday 7th December.

Ms Sexton, who will be in year 9 at Launceston Christian School when she serves her term during 2022, believes she can make a difference and positively impact our community.

“I want to act upon what is right, not just talk about it. As Youth Mayor, I will help to secure a good future for everyone, youthful and elderly,” Ms Sexton said.

“I want to engage the youth in their local community and give them a voice in decisions that will ultimately affect them and their families, now and in the future”.

2023 West Tamar Youth Mayor applications will open in term 3.

Receiving Chains
Youth Mayors and Andy
Elizabeth Speech