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Youth Mayor Luke Atkinson

Luke Atkinson elected Youth Mayor

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Luke Atkinson has been elected Warrnambool City Youth Mayor.

The second-year Youth Councillor and Emmanuel College Education Support Trainee said that it was an honour to be chosen for the position.

“I am incredibly humbled by the role and the responsibility that has been given to me,” he said.

“As a cohesive Youth Council, we are committed to addressing the needs and concerns of young people within our area.

“I’d like to express the huge gratitude that the Youth Council owes to the previous Youth Mayor Gabby Good, the Deputy Mayor Tom O’Sullivan, and the Youth Councillors who finished at the end of last year. 

“I’d like to also warmly welcome our new members to the Youth Council and I look forward to working with them throughout the year.”

Luke is the grandson of former Warrnambool Mayor David Atkinson, and he said that his grandfather was incredibly proud of his achievement.

Piper Hinkley was elected Deputy Youth Mayor and Lauren Wrigley was elected Secretary.

The Youth Council is made up of young people from Warrnambool, Brauer, Emmanuel and King’s Colleges, as well as the workforce.

The Youth Council works to make Warrnambool a better place for young people by coordinating its own events and initiatives as well as providing relative advice and feedback to their senior council counterparts.

2017 Warrnambool City Youth Council: Lauren Wrigley, Caitlin Garner, Acacia Beck-Carter, Caitlin McConnell, Cassidy Jamieson, Phoebe Cody, Andrew Pritchard, Meg Reuel, Jasmine Shears, Elise Drake, Charlie Johns, Piper Hinkley, Luke Atkinson, Liam Savery, Caleb McNaughton, Jake Higham.

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