Current members of the Selwyn Youth Council

Youth Council Elections open

by Ann van Engelen

Applications for the 2020/21 Selwyn Youth Council are open and young people between 14 and 24 years of age who live in Selwyn are encouraged to apply.

The Youth Council is made up of 12 young people who are passionate about making a positive difference for young people in Selwyn.

This year it has run youth-focussed BOOST events, including BOOST Skate and BOOST Spook. Members also made public submissions to the full council on issues affecting youth, hosted the What do YOUth think survey to gather young people’s views on the district and took part in the monthly citizenship ceremony.

“The opportunity to speak up for youth and be heard by the district’s leaders was a highlight, along with being involved in organising BOOST Spook and attending amazing workshops and events,” says youth council member Megan Nelis.

Fellow member Erana Riddell says it also offered an opportunity to network with other young leaders on issues she was passionate about.

“The youth council has been an active part of making Selwyn a great place to live. Anyone who wants to be part of that and help make cool things happen and support other young people should put their name forward for consideration,” says Mayor Sam Broughton.

Anyone interested can complete an application online. For more information, go to the Selwyn District Council website. Applications close Saturday, November 30.