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Youth Mayor Declan Primmer with Mayor Michael Neoh

Youth Mayor elected for second term

News Article Date: 
Monday, 4 May 2015

Warrnambool City Council Youth Mayor Declan Primmer has been re-elected for another year.

This will be the second term in the role and fourth year on the Council for the 17 year old Warrnambool College student.

Sarah Schietroma was elected Deputy Youth Mayor with Tom O'Sullivan elected as an Office Bearer.

Declan said that he was humbled to be elected as Youth Mayor for a second year.

“Being re-elected is an honour because it shows that my fellow youth councillors have confidence that I am representing the youth of Warrnambool effectively and to the best of my ability,” he said.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Youth Council for a second time along with Sarah as deputy as we attempt to enshrine the Warrnambool Youth Council in the minds of people across the city.”

Declan said that as well as providing recreation and social opportunities, improving the health and education of Warrnambool’s youth was a high priority.

“The next few months will involve the youth council working closely with the mayor and senior councillors to achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves,” he said.

“We hope to work on building mental and physical health in young people as well as informing them on the pathways to tertiary education linking in with the Beyond the Bell project.”

Warrnambool Mayor Michael Neoh said that he was delighted with Declan’s re-election.

“Over the past 12 months, Declan has proven to be a capable and motivated leader of our Youth Council,” he said.
“The Youth Council gives us more than a glimpse into the future and I hope all youth councillors continue their interest in civic affairs and community development for many years to come.” 

The 2015 Youth Council’s 18 members represent Warrnambool College, Brauer College, Emmanuel College and Kings College as well as South West TAFE and the Warrnambool City Council.

The Warrnambool City Youth Council is an opportunity for community-minded young people to have a say about issues that affect Warrnambool’s youth as well as work on projects and initiatives that help make Warrnambool a better, more engaging place for young people.

2015 Warrnambool City Youth Council: Declan Primmer, Chelsea Quinn, Tom O’Sullivan, Lauren Wrigley, Piper Hinkley, Phoebe Cody, Aislinn Primmer, Ben Cressall, Charlotte Johns, Liam Savery, Gabby Good, Jessica Benter, Sarah Schietroma, Shelby Jenkins, Chloe Yates-Knibbs, Sarah Gardiner-Nolan, Emily Rose and Greta Menzel.

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