Alternate Youth Councillor Sought
The Town of Gibsons is seeking an Alternate Youth Councillor for the 2020/2021 school year. The right candidate will be a full-time Grade 11 student in Gibsons, and available to attend Council meetings if the Primary Youth Representative (Gravity Guignard) is unable to attend.
Additionally, the student who is named Alternate Youth Councillor for the 2020/2021 school year, will automatically become the Primary Youth Councillor in the 2021-2022 school year.
For more information about the role, please view this Poster for Alternate Youth Councillor.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant qualities, interests and experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 23rd at 4pm.
Students on Council Program
The Gibsons’ “Students on Council” program was introduced in February 2019 as a way to provide an opportunity to include and involve students on Council. As a Youth Representative, the students provide a youth perspective on matters being considered at council and committee meetings, raise awareness of the positive contributions of youth in our community and advocate for and on behalf of youth in the Town of Gibsons. Our Youth Representatives are co-sponsored by the Gibsons Rotary Club and are provided with an honorarium for attending council and committee meetings, with the funds placed in an education reserve for the student and paid at the end of their term.
On September 15, 2020, the Youth Representative Terms of Reference were amended to reflect lessons learned during the previous two terms and to improve clarity re) the school grades of the representatives. Read the related staff report and revised Youth Representative Terms of Reference here.
Youth Representatives 2020 – 2021
Gravity Guignard, who acted as the alternate Youth Representative in the 2019 – 2020 term will be the lead appointee in 2020 – 2021. Gravity is a grade 12 student who is a member of the Elphinstone Environmental Club, sits on the high school’s student council and boasts a GPA of 99%.
Past Youth Representatives