The Committee's objectives are to:
- make recommendations on the implementation of the Knox Community and Council Plan and the Child, Youth and Seniors Plan
- advise Council on emerging issues affecting families and children and the related services
- identify new key research, policy and legislative issues
- consider advice and information made available through other Council channels.
Applications to join the Early Years Advisory Committee (EYAC) in 2022 have closed.
Committee member requirements
A diverse group of local volunteers aged 18 and over with different perspectives make up the Committee.
Members have interest and knowledge of issues affecting families and children.
Council appoints at least 2 Councillors to support the Committee.
Current Committee Councillors
The current Councillors are:
- Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch
- Cr Lisa Cooper (sub)
The Council CEO chooses officers to advise and support the Committee.
The Committee meets every second month in a collaborative, flexible and hybrid work environment.
It operates alongside a Terms of Reference.
The Committee also joins the 6-monthly Group Meetings and annual Advisory Committee Forum.
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