Jay Bridgement of Robina State High School was officially sworn in on Thursday as the newest City of Gold Coast Junior Mayor.
More than 126 students and 29 schools are taking part in what has become the largest Junior Council in Queensland (since it commenced in 1993).
Deputy Mayor Councillor Donna Gates congratulated Jay saying his community spirit was inspiring.
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“Our Junior Council members make a valuable contribution to our community, not only in their work with Junior Council, but through their active involvement at school and as volunteers,” Cr Gates said.
“It’s an opportunity for young people to have their voice heard as they contribute to our city, while they learn about local government,” Cr Gates said.
Jay is joined by his Deputy Junior Mayor, Fenlan Miller – a student at All Saints Anglican College. The rest of the junior executive team includes:
- Chloe Lim, Assisi Catholic College
- Fox Cassidy, Saint Stephens College
- Stephanie Hall, Queensland Academies – Health Sciences Campus
- Stuart Brown, Trinity Lutheran College
- Bella Mehrotra, Southport State High School
- Bronte Mullane, Trinity Lutheran College