Jaae ready for mayoral challenge
GIVING the region’s youth a voice is one of the top priorities of new Fraser Coast junior mayor Jaae Peterson.
The Urangan State High School student was elected to the position last week and said she was ready for the challenge.
“I’m really going to enjoy it and will work hard to ensure I fulfil the role and don’t let anyone down,” she said.
Aldridge State High School student Daniel Mahony was elected deputy mayor.
“I hope to involve the junior council in more activities around the community to ensure that being on the junior council is a great experience, especially for the younger students,” he said.
The two were elected by their fellow 2010 junior councillors during an end-of-year outing at Hervey Bay Tenpin Bowling.
Acting mayor Julie Arthur said she was keen for the 2011 junior mayor to be “mayor for a day” and sit beside the Fraser Coast mayor during a full day of meetings and decision-making activities.
The junior council was involved in many events during 2010 including the Scooter Convoy, Seniors’ Day and the Mary Poppins Festival.
Junior councillors organised the HPV Idol at the RACQ Technology Challenge Maryborough and hosted a youth summit that attracted young people from across the Wide Bay-Burnett Region.
The 2010 junior council’s last function will be the National Young Leaders’ Conference in Brisbane today.