Broxtowe’s new Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor made their first public appearance in their new roles last night, at their first full Broxtowe Borough Council meeting since being elected earlier this month.
Samaira Saleem, 17, from Nuthall, was elected the new Broxtowe Youth Mayor, taking over from Ellie Sandy.
Broxtowe Youth Voice also elected Yamam Alsudani as Deputy Youth Mayor
At the meeting, Samaira and Yamam met the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey, as well as members.
Accepting the role of Broxtowe Youth Mayor, Samaira said: “I am looking forward to working with other ambitious young people to highlight key issues and campaign for change. Working with members of the council to further the cause of Broxtowe Youth Voice is also something I am looking forward to.”
She also encouraged other young residents to get involved, adding: “It is vital that young people are at the forefront of change and development. As a member of the Broxtowe Youth Voice, you will be given the opportunity to develop and improve the lives of young people as well as represent key issues in Council.”
Both Samaira and Yamam will accompany Councillor White to a variety of events, including the Remembrance Service, annual Holocaust Memorial event and the Hemlock Happening, as well as promoting young people in the borough.
Broxtowe Youth Council was set up in 1999 to allow young people to debate the issues affecting them and is currently working with various departments within the Council on a number of projects.
For more information or if you’d like to join Broxtowe Youth Voice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org