The first Youth Mayor of Stevenage was elected by Stevenage Youth Council and was inaugurated at Annual Council on 23 May 2012.
As Youth Mayor you will attend council meetings and civic events, and accompany the Mayor/Deputy Mayor at some youth-orientated engagements. You will also hold a non-voting seat at Stevenage Borough Council meetings.
Any young person who lives in Stevenage and is aged 11 to 19 years, or up to 25 if you have a learning difficulty or disability, can nominate themselves as a Youth Mayor candidate. The Youth Mayor is elected by young people from across the Borough and you will take up the role for one year.
The Youth Mayor will work with Stevenage Youth Council to help to promote the interests of young people regardless of ability, gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and class.
In your role as Youth Mayor you will also direct the expenditure of a Local Youth Budget of £3,300 to support a youth related community project, organisation, charity or local group with a recognised legal status or an unincorporated association with its own bank account. If the organisation does not have a bank account the application will not be considered.
For more information on the Local Youth Budget use the following link - Local Community Budgets, email email@example.com or contact Mandy Williams, Neighbourhood Development Officer on 01438 242913 or the Neighbourhood Development Team on 01438 242242
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