IT is no wonder newly sworn in Mitchell Youth councillor Vivien Flannery is as passionate about community work as she is, when you consider the example she has been set.
Following in the footsteps of her older sister, Audrey, the current Mitchell Shire Youth Mayor, Vivien is keen to get started putting back into the community.
“My sister Audrey has set me an awesome example of what you can achieve when you set your mind to it. She has done a lot to help those less fortunate and the youth in our community and I am really looking forward to getting involved in certain projects with her,” Vivien said.
The committed 12 year old Assumption College student has a clear idea of how she can apply her strengths to the role.
“I hope I can offer a different perspective and put my own ideas into action. I hope to help the youth in our community explore physical and musical pursuits which are passions of mine and also hope to help the Youth Council promote the needs and abilities of our community’s younger generation,” she said.
Mitchell Youth Council is an advisory committee of Mitchell Shire Council and a youth development program. It provides an important opportunity for young people to have input into Council decisions and develops initiative and projects for young people.
Vivien is already very excited about projects the Youth Council has in the pipeline for 2017.