The 2020-2021 Hills Shire Youth Ambassadors are announced
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 6 May 2020
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne has announced the 2020-2021 Hills Shire Youth Ambassadors.
Anthony Radic and Hayley Irving will take up the 12-month role which includes involvement in local youth activities, speaking at appropriate Council functions, attending youth award functions and Council community events, as well as being active participants and providing direction to the Hills Youth Army.
Mayor Byrne congratulated the new Youth Ambassadors and said she looked forward to working with them on creating a more connected, inclusive and supported Shire. She also acknowledged the high calibre of applicants which included finalists Jennifer Healey, Sachini Samantha Kumari Wewegama, Felicity Chan and Muskan Jain.
“Congratulations to Anthony and Hayley on their appointment to the role of 2020-2021 Hills Shire Youth Ambassadors,” Mayor Byrne said.
“The Youth Ambassador position exposes young people to the general running of Council and gives them the opportunity to learn more about Local Government, including policy, strategy and project work, as well as the decisions which are made to ensure our residents live their best possible quality of life.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our future leaders to develop and refine their leadership skills, which will benefit them later in life,” Mayor Byrne added.
Mayor Byrne also thanked the outgoing 2019-2020 Youth Ambassadors – Reshmi Niriella, Tian Yi Wong See and Savannah Mandakini Dissanayake – for their hard work, commitment and dedication to their roles.
“I would like to commend our three outgoing Youth Ambassadors on their determination in raising awareness about youth mental health, the environment and everything else they’ve felt passionate about,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Their dedication and innovative approach to these topics is something they should all be very proud of.
“I hope that they’ll be able to reflect back on this time fondly in the years to come.
“I wish them the best of luck and I can’t wait to see what they do next,” Mayor Byrne added.