Bega Valley Youth Council applications open

Make a positive contribution to the shire by joining the Bega Valley Youth Council.

Make a positive contribution to the shire by joining the Bega Valley Youth Council.

YOUNG people who would like to make a positive contribution to their community should consider joining the Bega Valley Shire Youth Council for 2014-15.

Applications are welcome from people aged between 15 and 25 years who:

* have an interest youth issues or have ideas on how to make positive changes for young people;

* see themselves as a valuable addition to this dynamic unit of young people who want to make a difference in the Bega Valley Shire; and

* have time to contribute to the Youth Council over the next 12 months, including regular meetings.

Bega Valley Shire Council’s community development officer Donna Campbell said it is important to attract applications from people from diverse backgrounds and stages of life and localities who offer a range of skills to ensure the Youth Council represents a cross-section of the young people in the Shire.

“Youth Council members will work together to identify youth community issues, and then work on projects which address these issues,” she said.

“There are several exciting opportunities coming up this year which will enable representatives to develop a range of skills, have a lot of fun, and lead youth initiatives throughout the shire.”

The Youth Council’s term will run from July, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Nominations will be accepted via email, in person or by post until the close of business on July 31.

Application forms are available from BVSC offices, on the Council website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au  or by phoning 6499 2222.

For more information about the Youth Council or the nomination process phone Ms Campbell on 0457 713 941 or email dcampbell@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

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