The Mayor of Bath (Councillor Ian Gilchrist) is launching a search for his ‘Mayor’s Young Citizen’. The Award began 23 years ago to counteract some negative publicity about young people, and to encourage them and celebrate their many fine achievements.
This individual award is for a 16, 17 or 18 year old who has made good progress at school or given service to the local community. Letters will be sent to local senior schools, colleges and youth organisations with a nomination form.
To enter, young people must live in Bath, or attend a school/college in the city or belong to a Bath-based group. The young person chosen to hold the position for one year will receive £150 and be invited to some of the events the 790th Mayor of Bath will attend throughout his term in Office. The runner-up will receive £50.
Candidates and their nominator will both need to be available to attend a 10-minute interview on the afternoon of Monday 10 July and the Presentation Ceremony will take place at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 July at the Guildhall.
A nomination form can be downloaded from www.mayorofbath.co.uk, emailed on request at firstname.lastname@example.org, or collected from the Guildhall Reception. Nominations need to be received in the Mayor’s Office, Guildhall, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5AW by Monday 3 July.
Kai Fletcher was awarded the title last year in recognition of his inspiring motivation in developing Southside Family Project’s Family Champions initiative involving children, young people and parents who have used their services, fundraising to enable the them to employ a Young Advocates’ Coordinator, and organising a large scale event. He had made huge efforts to help others, which also earned him and Administrative Apprenticeship.
The Mayor said “I look forward to meeting the young candidates for this award. Young people never cease to amaze me because they always seem to have something unexpected to offer, whether it’s an opinion or talent or just plain enthusiasm and energy. These are some of the things I shall be looking for when we do the interviews.”