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Young residents of Pointe-Claire invited to be part of the first Youth Advisory Board

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to announce that applications are open for the launch of our very first Youth Advisory Board, which will allow young residents of Pointe-Claire to propose recommendations to City Council in order to improve their living environment.

“This Youth Advisory Board is part of the City’s vision for improving quality of life by promoting accessibility, active participation, and the involvement of all residents in municipal affairs. All young people who are interested are encouraged to apply now,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

Starting in November 2018, the Youth Advisory Board will allow ten young Pointe-Claire residents aged 14 to 21 who are involved in the community to contribute to municipal affairs. The board will also include one City Councillor, one manager at the City, and one school representative. Only young members will have voting rights.

The board will elect a president and a vice-president for a one-year term. The young members will participate in at least seven meetings per year to analyze projects and present their recommendations to City Council to improve activities, services, and public facilities in order to better meet their needs. They will also be asked to represent the City of Pointe-Claire during events and activities such as the inauguration of the skatepark in the spring of 2019.

All young people in Pointe-Claire are encouraged to submit their application, starting now and until September 17, 2018. Candidates will be evaluated based on criteria such as their involvement in the community.

“This is an exceptional opportunity to get to know our young residents’ preferences while encouraging citizens to participate,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.

For full details, visit www.pointe-claire.ca/jobs.


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca