Young Mayor of Albury Eli Davern Wins NSW Youth Community Service Award | Border mail


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A cross-border teenager recognized for his volunteer work encourages all young people to get involved in leadership. Eli Davern, 17, won the Order of Australia Youth Community Service Award in New South Wales after being nominated by his school Xavier High School. Young mayor of Albury since April 2020, Eli said he was honored, believing the award recognizes all who have worked to make a difference for the city’s youth. “You don’t work for the community to get rewards, you do it because you see things that are not quite right and you want to get involved and fix them,” he said. “(Things like) climate change and just have a say.” “I think it’s really important that young people are included in local government, especially because it’s the closest level of government to the community, it’s the closest level of government where we can. actually change. leadership. ”Projects he has helped achieve include the Retro Connect Card, Retro Livestream, Clean Up Graffiti Day, Albury’s Youth Strategy, and the Gindaymanha Sports Carnival. IN OTHER NEWS: Andrew Gibson, Deputy Director of the Xavier High School, said Eli was “an appointment” when the school received information about the award and asked staff members for suggestions. “His name came up many times as someone they thought was a good nomination, “said Mr. Gibson.” Here at school he is quite active community issues that might arise, but also bring the community at large and highlight issues at our school that might be broader issues. “Try to be proactive in finding solutions.” While preparing for his nomination, the school learned that Eli was active in more community projects than had been imagined. “We are really proud, really excited for him and happy that he has been recognized for the work he does,” said Mr. Gibson. Eli thanked his school, fellow youth counselors and the Albury Council for their support. He praised the work of the council with young people, for example the consultation on the MTB strategy. Witnessing such progress gave him the most satisfaction. “Seeing young people included, seeing young people being involved in decision-making, making young people a part of what is happening,” he said. Her Order of Australia Youth Community Service Award in New South Wales will be officially presented by New South Wales Governor Margaret Beasley in a virtual ceremony next month. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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