Wednesday, October 21, 2020

CKy Advisory Group recruiting new members

The Chatham-Kent to the Power of Young People – CKy Advisory Group, is recruiting new members between the ages of 15-39.

This is an opportunity for young people to help solve community issues with other decision makers, Municipal officials say.

The CKy Advisory Group facilitates discussions amongst young people and provides feedback to Municipal Council and community organizations on matters that impact the attraction, retention, and engagement of young people locally.

“I joined the CKy Advisory group because I am a true advocate for living in Chatham-Kent,” stated Meg Lyttle, Co-Chair of the CKy Advisory Group, in a media release.

“I am excited that more young people are being attracted to the area and all it has to offer. If you love where you live, I highly recommend applying to be a part of this amazing group.”

Co-Chair Morena McDonald says more unique voices are needed at their table.

“These conversations are distilled and given to council and municipal staff to aid in their decision-making when it comes to issues affecting young people,” McDonald said in a media release.

“The more voices we have, the better guidance we can give. We need your voice.”

The Advisory Group consists of up to 14 members between the ages of 15 and 39, who work, live, or study in Chatham-Kent, Municipal officials say.

Efforts are made to include members that are reflective of Chatham-Kent’s population in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status, as well as represent diverse areas of knowledge, expertise, and interest.

Members also represent the geography of Chatham-Kent.

To apply, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CKyApplication by September 30, 2020.

If anyone would like a hard copy of the application, email livingck@chatham-kent.ca or call 519-360-1998 to request one.

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