At the 12 March Ordinary Meeting, Frankston City Councillors welcomed the city’s new Youth Mayor, Aaron Quarrell who will serve for the next twelve months.
Frankston City Mayor, Michael O’Reilly said he was thrilled to see Aaron take on the role, and looked forward to watching Aaron grow and develop both professionally and personally.
“The Youth Mayor role is an opportunity to learn about local government, gain priceless mentoring from Council and officers, and develop valuable leadership skills,” said the Mayor.
“Secondly, it will be Aaron’s job to work with our city’s youth councillors, and present to Council recommendations on how we can continue to improve our youth services and initiatives,” said the Mayor.
Aaron, who is a resident of Frankston North, thanked Council for choosing him to take on the role, admitting he was a little nervous.
“I’m really happy and honoured for this opportunity, but it’s definitely outside my comfort zone,” Aaron said.
“It’s an enormous responsibility, but I’m up for the challenge and looking forward to learning as much as I possibly can about how local government works.
“I’m passionate about engaging youth with education opportunities, tackling youth drug and alcohol dependency, and continuing Council’s great work promoting Frankston as an inclusive and diverse city.”
“My hope is that at the end of my 12 month term, I will have grown personally, and gained skills that will help me build a successful career in the future,” Aaron said.
Outgoing Youth Mayor, Gerard Felipe wished Aaron the best in his new role.
Keep an eye out for Aaron, who will be out and about chatting with local youth, and speaking on behalf of youth issues locally.
To learn more about Aaron and the Youth Council, visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/YouthCouncil