Youth Council recognition at awards night

Innovative and creative Youth Week activities from Cowra's Youth Council were recently recognised at a special Local Government Awards Evening in Sydney.

Cowra Youth Council was one of only seven youth councils from throughout the State to be nominated in the "Best Small Council with the Most Outstanding Youth Week Program in 2017" category.

The event was held during Local Government Week with Youth Council Coordinator, Linda Barron; Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West; Cr Ruth Fagan (in her capacity as a Member of the Board of Local Government NSW); and Youth Council representatives Shiayn Newham-Gregg and Olivia Perkins attending the event at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

"The Awards evening recognised the contribution of youth councils from around the State, including young people involved in organising and running Youth Week events through the 2017 Youth Week Awards," Cr West said.

The Best Small Council with the Most Outstanding Youth Week Program category was won by Walgett Youth Council with Cr West saying Cowra Youth Council can be proud of their efforts this year.

The 2017 Youth Week program in early April included the Festival Youth Ambassador Dinner, 'Colour Me Happy' Run, Crochet Workshop, Gaming Afternoon on the Big Screen and 'Amplify' Leadership Day. A number of community groups also assisted the Youth Council to make these events a success.

"To be nominated as holding one of the best Youth Week programs of events in the State is a wonderful achievement. Cowra's Youth Council offers local young people a unique opportunity to help organise and run great local activities for Cowra youth that involve creativity, leadership, and responsibility — skills that are invaluable in their development into their careers," Cr West said.