Since 2003, Stratford District Youth Council (SDYC) has been championing local youth voices and running awesome youth events. As a team of diverse youth aged 12 to 24 years old who live, work and/or go to school in the Stratford district, SDYC meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month to have input into Council activities, build leadership skills and plan future activities that benefit our local youth.
Youth Council contributes directly to the Stratford District Council’s community outcomes by:
- advocating for young people in the community;
- supporting initiatives of groups working with young people;
- providing engaging activities for young people.
Our 2023 Youth Councillors are: Ellie Brady, Justin Salisbury, Marcus Mottram, Tatjana Hanne, Emily Orr, Zoe Pitcher, Lara Abraham, Lucas Jacobson, Cady Webb, Georgia Payne, Connor Giblin, Achim Hanne, Brooke Hereora, Ciara Staines-Hurley and Victoria Payne.
Roles for 2023
- Co-chairs: Victoria Payne and Zoe Pitcher
- Secretary : Achim Hanne
- School liaisons: Ciara Staines-Hurley (Stratford High School) Tatjana Hanne (Taranaki Diocesan school for girls)
- Media representative: Lara Abraham
- Games Co-ordinators : Justin Salisbury and Ellie Brady
To keep up to date on everything Stratford District Youth Council, check out their social media pages:
If you would like to attend a meeting or raise an issue, contact:
Community Development Team
Phone: 06 765 6099