Youth Council Elects New Leaders

Published on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 2:20:32 PM

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council at final formal meeting for 2021.

The new Youth Mayor Emily Coate and Deputy Youth Mayor Braydon Donnell were elected on December 7, 2021 at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council’s last formal meeting of the year to serve a two year term, respectively.

As the leader and public representative for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council, Youth Mayor Coate will represent the City’s youth at Civic events and functions, speak and advocate on behalf of youth, and maintain strong relationships with the City Councillors, Mayor and City staff on behalf of the Youth Council.

Serving as Head Girl of John Paul College this year, Youth Mayor Coate is a community leader at just 17 years of age and is passionate about sport and recreation. She has ambitions to pursue tertiary studies in Physiotherapy.

 “I believe that I’ve always had a strong urge to help others feel a part and connected to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. Joining the youth council was a perfect avenue for me to explore this desire, but also a great way for me to give back to the community in a purposeful and meaningful way,” said Youth Mayor Coate when asked what inspired her to join Youth Council.

In her term, the Youth Mayor would like to develop a brand-new programme connecting the Youth Council with local schools.

“It’s important to give kids an opportunity to get involved with the youth council and to be able to express their ideas so that their voice can be heard in the community” said Youth Mayor Coate.

The Deputy Youth Mayor takes on a leadership role closely tied to Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth and in the Youth Mayor’s absence, takes on the duties of that role as well. 

Deputy Youth Mayor Braydon Donnell has wide-ranging experience with Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth as he has worked in the region for several years as a Youth Worker with the Department of Youth Justice. He is passionate about supporting young people and wants to contribute as much as he can to the Youth Council.

 “I’m hoping to shed some light on the issues young people face in Kalgoorlie and hopefully help to address some of these issues,” said Deputy Youth Mayor Donnell when asked what he would like to achieve during his term,

Last night, the new leadership duo was approved by Councillors at the City Council’s Ordinary Councillor Meeting.

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council is experiencing rapid growth and is progressing with exciting projects and events for 2022. For young people aged 12-25 the Youth Council is calling for more applications and more young leaders to step up and help steer the direction of the City for young people in Kalgoorlie Boulder.

More information and to access application forms, click here:

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