Gold Coast has a new Junior Mayor

14 July 2017

Jay Bridgement of Robina State High School was officially sworn in today as the 2017 City of Gold Coast Junior Mayor.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Donna Gates congratulated Jay saying his community spirit was inspiring.

“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 fantastic to see the number of young people participating in Junior Council growing each year This year, more students and schools than ever are participating,” she said.

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).

“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 adds the new role as Junior Mayor to his numerous academic achievements in debating and drama. Fenlan Miller, a student at All Saints Anglican College, is the new Deputy Junior Mayor and the 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

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