Tue 26 Mar 19.
Ruapehu’s 2019 Youth Council Ambassadors were sworn-in in front of whanau and friends by Mayor Don Cameron at a special ceremony held in Taumarunui Council Chamber last night.
Mayor Cameron said that he was really impressed with the caliber of young people who had put themselves forward for the Youth Ambassador positions.
“All the new Ambassadors need to be congratulated on putting themselves forward to serve on the Youth Council,” said Mayor Cameron.
“Council finds youth to be one of the hardest groups to connect and engage with.
The Youth Ambassadors play a really important role in providing a vital connection between our young people and Council and ensuring that their views are considered as part of our decision making.
A lot of people complain or comment on things but very few people standup and are prepared to do a bit of work to put their view across.
Serving on the Youth Council the Ambassadors will learn real life skills on how to discuss and debate issues, gain agreement and then actually take action.
In addition to representing youth views with Council and Community Boards the Youth Ambassadors will be taking part in some amazing events during the year.”
Mayor Cameron added that he was sure that the 2019 Youth Council will continue the fantastic legacy of achievement of the Ambassadors who have come before them.
“Anyone interested in the work of the Ruapehu Youth Council and how they can get involved can find more information on Council’s website," he said.