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Youth council

Gisborne District Youth Council (GDYC) is an advisory group of people aged between 16 - 24 years, appointed to be representatives for youth in the Gisborne district. 

The purpose of the GDYC is strengthen the engagement of young people with the Gisborne District Council and build young people’s knowledge of civic process to enable them to participate in Council decision-making processes.

Selection of youth councillors

Candidates are nominated by their school or organisation. 

The term of appointment for all positions on the GDYC will be a maximum of one year with the selection process occurring in September to October each year.

It's expected that youth council members will provide a broad representation of the Gisborne district’s youth population, with consideration given to diversity in ethnicity, gender, ability and age, between 16-24 years.