“I am excited to establish North Grenville’s first ever Youth Advisory Committee so Council can hear directly from young people on a wide variety of backgrounds regarding the key issues that matter to them,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Enhancing the quality of life and opportunities for younger generations of residents is crucial to our success and strength as a community.”
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee provides members with a focused opportunity to have a positive impact on the Municipality through dialogue on issues, causes and organizations they are passionate about.
“Members of the Committee will also learn how to engage and influence local government and help shape some specific programs and services. In certain cases, they will also support Municipal staff and Council to incorporate a youth perspective when making decisions, and build their own leadership skills,” added Mayor Peckford.
The committee will provide a direct communication link between North Grenville’s youth and Council, and invite feedback from young people from a diversity of backgrounds on how to enhance the quality of life, health and well-being of youth in our community.
Members of the committee will keep Council informed on important matters affecting youth, and play an active role in youth engagement.
Those interested in applying who are between the ages of 15 and 23 are invited to complete an online application (www.northgrenville.ca/careers). Deadline to apply is October 3 and meetings will be held a minimum of once a month.
Applications will be submitted to the Municipality of North Grenville and reviewed by the selection committee that will consist of the Mayor, a Council member, a representative from the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture, the North Grenville Public Library and from the local health unit.
For more details including the committee’s Terms of Reference visit the volunteer posting at: www.northgrenville.ca/careers.
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