With the average age of councillors currently standing at 59 (LGA/I&DeA) young people can face a particularly difficult task in overcoming barriers to becoming elected. This award will recognise a councillor who was 30 or under when last elected and who has contributed significantly to their community.
The councillor who wins this category will:
- be a councillor who was 30 or under when last elected
- demonstrate a commitment to working for the community.