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Cadence has the City in her sights - 05 March 2014

Congratulations to Cadence O’Reilly (Year 10) who has been selected to represent Lourdes Hill College in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC).

Riley Clarke and Pip Maguire have also been selected as members of the Student Environmental Leadership Network, an extension of the LMYAC program.

Cadence and Riley attended an induction at City Hall this week where they met their fellow Council and Network members, representing a wide variety of schools across Brisbane.

Our 2013 Council representative, Annika Cameron (Year 11) also attended the induction alongside other LMYAC alumnae, who shared their experiences and provided advice to this year’s recruits.

The LYMAC was established to help develop the leadership skills of young people in Brisbane and to provide them with an opportunity to participate in decision-making at the local and citywide level.

During their induction workshop, students worked in groups to discuss ways to improve on issues relevant to the city, including cleanliness, sustainability, safety and friendliness.

Cadence said that it was wonderful to hear the perspectives of students from other parts of Brisbane.

“We all see the city through our own eyes, so it was nice to meet students from all over Brisbane who could talk about the advantages and disadvantages of their areas,” she said.

She looks forward to her first official Council meeting on Wednesday 12 March, where she will meet Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

For more information visit the LMYAC website.