Hammersmith & Fulham’s first ever Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor were celebrated at the council’s Annual General Meeting.
Youth Mayor Aminata Koroma and her deputy Joshua Yirenki were congratulated by councillors including the Cabinet Member for Children and Education, Cllr Sue Macmillan.
“Aminata and Joshua are champions of young people who are making sure their voices are heard,” said Cllr Macmillan.
“We are committed to providing ways for bright and talented young people to really shape the work H&F Council does to improve the lives of everyone in the borough. It’s great to see that Aminata and Joshua have already made a fantastic start.”
Their work includes championing H&F’s Partnership For Young People which is enabling community organisations, businesses, individuals and other organisations to work together and improve the lives of young people like never before.
As well as leading and supporting local consultations, representing the borough’s young people at events and inspiring young people to get involved in projects and organisations in the borough.
“I think by being Youth Mayor, young people feel like they’re being represented more, that there’s someone who is doing something for them locally, said Aminata.
“The youth council wanted the Youth Mayor to have a big presence in H&F and that is already happening.”
Young people elected Aminata and Joshua on 24 March 2016.
Councillors also welcomed H&F’s new Member of Youth Parliament Johnley Videna and his deputy Huma Sindhu who will represent the borough’s young people at UK Youth Parliament at regional and national level.