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Surrey seeks youth representatives to city committees

As part of its commitment to increasing youth engagement and input into municipal decisions, the City of Surrey is recruiting youth representatives for each of eight (8) of its City-led committees.

This is part of a one-year pilot project arising out of a recommendation from Surrey’s Child and Youth Friendly Strategy.

The city hopes that by furthering engagement with young people who can offer intelligence, creative thinking, and valuable perspectives, it will to build a stronger relationship with its youth.

“Our world is constantly changing, and youth bring perspective and experiences that are unique to their demographic,” said Mayor Dianne Watts. “With one-third of our residents under the age of 19, adding the voice of youth to municipal governance helps to ensure that decisions made are representative of our community.”

The committees seeking youth representatives are:

• Agriculture and Food Security Advisory

• Cultural Development Advisory

• Diversity Advisory

• Environmental Sustainability Advisory

• Public Art Advisory

• Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism

• Social Planning Advisory

• Transportation & Infrastructure

Applicants must be aged 18-25 years of age and residents of Surrey.

Interested applicants are asked to submit written expression of interest to clerks@surrey.ca by Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.

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