Issued Tuesday 1 August 2017
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz presented the 24 new Youth Action Committee members with their badges on Monday evening.
The future of the City of Casey is in good hands if the latest Casey Youth Action Committee (CYAC) is anything to go by.
Council held a ceremony at the City of Casey Civic Centre on Monday 31 July to announce the 24 young residents appointed to the CYAC for 2017-18.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz presented the 2017-18 members with their badges and congratulated them on their appointment.
“You should each feel incredibly proud tonight,” he said. “Your leadership, passion and insight are highly valued and Council is looking forward to working with you all.”
The CYAC provides an opportunity to engage young people in decision-making and community life by allowing them to take the lead role in identifying issues of importance and developing relevant strategies. These strategies form the basis of their project work during their 12 month committee term.
Currently, 21 per cent of Casey’s population is made up of young people aged 10 to25-years.
Cr Sam Aziz said as the municipality continues to grow it is essential to ensure that the values and opinions of the younger generation are well represented.
“Of the three levels of government, Local Government has the closest connection to the community,” he said.
“We hope that the CYAC will empower you to take your place in the community.
“Through the committee, Council seeks to develop your social and political awareness and your understanding of the context in which Council decisions are made.”
Throughout the next year, the CYAC will set about planning and delivering various projects on relevant topics facing our young people in Casey.
The 2017-18 Casey Youth Action committee members are:
- Sajad Safaei
- Rehila Hydari
- Prachi Singhal
- Arashdeep Kaur Dhaliwal
- Tanisha Dooley
- Kaaviyan Pathmasiri
- Anagha Ramachandra
- Ciara Smith
- Georgia Bennett
- Lissette De La Motte
- Subhashini Singhal
- Timothy O'Beirne
- Snehdeep Singh
- Simran Monga
- Thomas Velican
- Zachary Vogrig
- Caitlin Frost
- Krystal Johnstone
- Oliver Ward
- Oliver Thomson
- Adithi Ramachandra
- Natalia Girvasi
- Saurabh Jhanjee
- Emily Paul