Council Youth Ambassadors
Forbes Shire Council appoints year 5 students to be Council Ambassadors on an annual basis. The Council Ambassador Program was announced as part of Local Government NSW Week in 2019, with applications sought from Year 5 Students to take on these exciting new leadership positions with the intent of these children becoming future members of FYAT.
The successful Ambassadors are selected after submitting their written applications and attending leadership training sessions held at the Youth and Community Centre by Council Officials.
The program allows Council to connect with young people in the Forbes Shire who would like to demonstrate and develop their leadership and communication skills. The role of a Council Ambassador is to present to their school community, assist with consultation efforts, provide insight into the needs of their demographic and promote Council events and activities. Ambassadors are supported by Council’s Youth Officer, Community Relations Officer and their teachers.