Youth Council

The Tamworth Regional Youth Council are the representative body for young people in our region. They meet monthly to discuss relevant issues in our community.

Youth Council members act as an advisory committee and respond to inquiries from Council regarding specific youth issues in the Tamworth region.

 

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They identify key priorities for local youth and initiate projects to help address these issues. 

 

For more information, contact:

Katey Alwell,
Team Leader Youth Services
Phone: 02 6767 5748
Email: trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

2021/2023 Youth Council Members

Currently we have 20 members of the Youth Council, meet them below:

Abigail Clark 

Abigail Clark

Interests:
Culture, creative activities, being part of a team.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
My older brother Joseph Clark was involved in the previous Youth Council and has been encouraging me to also join. I would like to be part of a great team and work together to highlight youth issues in our community.

Andrew Macinas 

Andrew Macinas

Interests:
Leadership, music, sustainability, sport.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to be a good role model for younger students & help be a positive influence in the community.

Brady Endemi

Brady Endemi

Interests:
Leadership, sport, mental health awareness.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to join the Tamworth Regional Youth Council as I am passionate about resolving significant issues that affect my fellow youth in the community. I would like to give my knowledge on the issues affecting me and other people amongst the community. I believe I can effectively contribute in providing solutions. I would love to be a part of the foundation that addresses those issues and does all it can to resolve them. It would be an honour to assist in a council that does just this.

Bronte Keenan 

Bronte Keenan

Interests:
Teaching, mental health awareness, climate change.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I want to be part of the Youth Council so that I can grow as a person and also give back to the community. I want the chance to create positive change in our community and help the community grow. I want to learn new skills and to
be a part of a team.

Caitlin Blanch

Caitlin Blanch

Interests:
Advocacy, disability access and inclusion, supporting rural communities.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to be a member of the Tamworth Regional Youth Council because previously I have been able to advocate as a leader on wider platforms endeavouring to make change for my community, with a specific focus on minority groups. I believe that this opportunity would be a
great chance for me to aid in making choices that have a notable impact and it will allow me to interact with different members of our society.

Caitlin Ferris 

Caitlin Ferris

Interests:
Dance instructing, education, debating, creative activities.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would love to represent the Youth of the Tamworth Region and do my best to make positive changes that the young people in our region can benefit from. I'm passionate about making a difference in our community and trying new
things. Being a leader is important to me. Being a representative for the Youth in Tamworth and expressing their views and opinions would be very rewarding.

Calli Nagle Youth Council Mayor 

Calli Nagle (Mayor)

Interests: Leadership, community, event management, law, mentoring, music and youth connection.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I wanted to continue my involvement with the youth council as I am passionate about my community and helping to provide youth in our regional area with the same opportunities as metropolitan youth. I believe that my past experience with the youth council and my appointment as the Youth Council Mayor combined have equipped me with the opportunity to help give the youth of Tamworth a voice. As I had mentioned in my election speech, I value individuality and I believe that every youth council member has special talents and attributes that deserve to be appreciated. As Mayor I have the amazing opportunity to help implement the vital aspect of the appreciation of individuality and I hope to help to create a safe space for all the youth councillors where they feel comfortable enough to be themselves.

Cameron Rake 

Cameron Rake

Interests:
Sport, helping others who face mental health challenges.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to continue my Youth Council journey as I really enjoy helping others and making sure our youth have a voice within the community.

Charlee Marshall 

Charlee Marshall

Interests:
Youth connection, public speaking, community consultation, mentoring.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to continue to be a part of the Youth Council because I am passionate about helping in the community. I believe that the Youth Council is an outstanding platform to express your ideas and thoughts on how to improve connectiveness within our community. I work well in a team
environment and I am also hardworking, respectful and kind towards others. I would also like to continue with Youth Council because I am interested in pursing a career in leadership/politics.

Charlotte Leonard 

Charlotte Leonard

Interests:
Advocacy, helping others who face mental health challenges, sport, leadership.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like contribute to the local community by putting forward my ideas to positively impact young people in our area.

Chloe-Lee Opie 

Chloe-Lee Opie (Secretary)

Interests:
Education for disadvantaged youth, equality, youth connection.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to be part of the Tamworth Regional Youth Council because I believe it would assist my goals of wanting to make a difference. I want to join a group of people that have the same goals that I have and hopefully make some new friends and connections.

Eli Lambert 

Eli Lambert

Interests:
Policy making, creative activities, minority group representation and inclusion.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I need to be creating the change I want to see in the world and I think this is the first step to being able to enact positive changes in my world.

Elle Woods 

Elle Woods

Interests:
Volunteering roles, team work, public speaking, sport.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team and discussing my ideas with others. I have been a part of various leadership groups during my schooling and hope to extend my involvement to make a difference in the broader community. I would love to be a voice for my fellow peers, while developing new skills and meeting new people.

Erica Hall 

Erica Hall

Interests:
Event management, supporting indigenous youth, helping her community

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would love to be a part of the Tamworth Regional Youth Council as it would be a great opportunity to get the chance to have my voice heard and voice my opinions. It would also be a great opportunity to provide recommendations and guidance on the matters affecting young people. Using my leadership skills to create positive change for young people in our local community. Being in the Tamworth Regional
Youth Council will guide me into my future career goal of event management.

Evelyn Murdoch 

Evelyn Murdoch

Interests:
Sport, literature, economics, supporting rural communities.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I want to expand my leadership skills in a collaborative environment. I am interested in this experience as a way to find my own voice in our community and as a genuine opportunity to help and support young people and Tamworth society.

Isla Farr 

Isla Farr

Interests:
Education, disability access and inclusion, leadership, mentoring.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
As someone who has worked on the Tamworth Youth Council for 2020-2021, I would like to continue what I have been doing with the Council and to continue advocating for the youth in Tamworth. I have really enjoyed working with the Council and have found my previous role to be rewarding in the experience I have gained and the connections I have made with others in the community.

Jack Lyon

Jack Lyon (Deputy Mayor)

Interests:
Helping others who face mental health challenges, public speaking, music.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
The reason I would like to join the Tamworth Regional Youth Council is because people my age need greater support to be able to recognise what's fact and fiction and
to have a voice in this big world. Mental health does not discriminate and all teens will face a challenge over their lifetime. Teens living in and around Tamworth need the support from friends and their family to stand by them. I would love to be a part of that solution. I want teens to have the ability to be proud and confident in who they are and what their story is.

Lachlan Power

Lachlan Power

Interests:
Leadership, mentoring, indigenous culture.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I would like to meet new people and learn new things. I am part of the Gomeroi Culture Academy and I want to help my peers achieve in life.

Miller LLoyd

Miller Lloyd

Interests:
Sport coaching, science, politics.

Why did I become involved in the Youth Council?
I believe being a member of the Youth Council would provide me with great life experiences and have fun all at the same time. I also have a passion for helping people and from what I've heard from current and previous members, helping is a key task of the group.

 

 


 

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