The new Tamworth Regional Youth Council has held its first formal Council Meeting to elect a leadership team.
Calli Nagle has been elected as Mayor, Jack Lyon as Deputy Mayor and Chloe-Lee Opie will take on the role of Secretary for the two-year term.
Tamworth Regional Council's Director of Liveable Communities, Gina Vereker, said she is looking forward to working with the members of the youth council, who will actively "advocate for the youth of the Tamworth region".
"Cr Nagle, Cr Lyon and Cr Opie were all very worthy candidates, and we're thrilled to have them leading the charge on the issues the Youth Council have already identified as priorities - mental health, inclusion, improving access, celebrating indigenous culture and regional issues," Ms Vereker said.
The Tamworth Region Youth Council will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Council through various committees and working groups, to offer a youth perspective in decision making.
Cr Nagle is a returning member of the Youth Council who wants to ensure that the youth of the Tamworth region can enjoy the same opportunities as their metropolitan counterparts.
Cr Lyon is new to the Youth Council this year, and is passionate about mental health. He wants to ensure that the region's youth feel supported.
Cr Opie is also new to the Youth Council and is hoping to use her position to advocate for opportunities to support disadvantaged youth.
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