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Youth Advisory Panel starts second term

Youth Advisory Panel starts second term

Retiring members and new members of the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) will be acknowledged by Mayor Len Brown on Monday (28 July) at a function attended by YAP liaison councillor Linda Cooper, parents, and elected representatives from the council and local boards.

The panel is into its second term and was established by the Mayor in 2011 as a local and regional youth participation and development programme to provide advice on council policies, plans, strategies and bylaws in the interests of young people.

It is made up of 21 young people aged between 12 and 24, nominated from Auckland’s 21 local boards. It involves a two-year term served by each member from July to June, with members selected by young people in their community through 18 local youth voice groups affiliated to local boards.

Recognised at the meeting will be:

New members (with local board affiliation):
· Xingxu ‘Maggie’ Liu – Hibiscus and Bays
· Danielle Goh – Upper Harbour
· Sam Yoon – Devonport -Takapuna
· Aileen Zhou – Whau
· Micah Stininato – Waitakere Ranges
· Isabella Lenihan-Ikin – Waitemata
· Tesree Appanna – Orakei
· Torranice Campel – Mangere-Otahuhu
· Petrocelli ‘Sam’ Vaili – Otara-Papatoetoe
· MacKenzie Valgre – Howick
· Anthony Kapeli Su’a – Papakura

Returning/re-elected members:
· Flora Apulu (retiring Chairperson) – Manurewa
· Janice Auva’a – Henderson-Massey

Members part way through their term:
· Savanna Steele – Rodney
· Tim Matthews – Kaipatiki
· Ginah Vakaheketaha-Nelisi – Maungakiekie-Tamaki
· Mosa Mafileo – Puketapapa
· Agnes Wong – Albert-Eden
· Nortessa Montgomerie – Great Barrier Island
· Matariki Roche – Waiheke
· Marek Townley – Franklin

Retiring members :
· Ben Dowdle – Howick
· Jason Mareroa (retiring Deputy Chairperson) – Papakura
· Sarah MacCormick – Waitemata
· Vernon James – Hibiscus and Bays

For more on the Youth Advisory Panel visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or check out their Facebook page at fb.com/AKLYouth


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