Forbes Shire Council recently announced the successful Council Ambassadors selected for the Council Ambassador Program as part of NSW Local Government week. Six ambassadors were selected from three local schools.
“We were so thrilled with the response to the program,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “It’s wonderful to get young people involved and excited about local government.”
The six successful ambassadors are Milli Robson and Charlotte Markwort from Forbes North, Ruby Jones and Charlie Bray from St Laurences and Halle Brown and Samantha Noakes from Bedgerabong Public School. They were selected after submitting their written applications and attending leadership training sessions held at the Youth and Community Centre.
“It’s a great chance for them to learn some new skills, improve their public speaking and be advocates for their school mates,” the Mayor said. “We may even have a future Prime Minister in our midst.”
The program allows Council to connect with young people in the Forbes Shire who are not quite old enough to participate in the Forbes Youth Action Team but who would like to demonstrate and develop their leadership and communication skills. For Council, this will not only improve their connection with the community but also give our future leaders the chance to develop vital skills and have a chance to be heard. To find out more about the program or register your school’s interest for 2020, contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 02 6850 2300.