ALPINE Shire Council is calling for young people of Myrtleford to attend a free workshop at Bastoni Pizzeria next Wednesday night as part of the Tomorrow Towns project.
Myrtleford was recently selected by Rural Councils Victoria as one of two rural towns in the state to be a pilot for the program which hopes to develop a toolkit for councils to effectively engage young people in the future of their town.
The toolkit, which is currently in development, will provide practical ways for local government staff to work with young people in projects and programs.
Council is looking for young people aged 17-30 years to attend the Myrtleford workshop that will hopefully help to identify what young people believe is important for the future of the town and community.
Alpine Shire Council mayor Jan Vonarx said she hopes to see the youth of Myrtleford get involved.
“We want as much participation as we can to gain a breadth of ideas and a firm direction from our youth,” she said.
“Myrtleford doesn’t have any representation on the youth council this year so this project will provide a conduit between council and youth.