Celebrating community leaders of the future

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

The City congratulates the new graduates of its first Community Leadership Program.

The 22-week course, which began in July last year, was tailored for local residents and focused on learning new skills, building confidence, networking and advocacy.

While the planned graduation ceremony was unfortunately cancelled last week due to health advice in relation to coronavirus, the future leaders will still receive official certificates of completion to mark their achievement.

To earn a place in the inaugural program, which was funded by the City, applicants were asked to pitch a novel project idea that would benefit the community.

The 13 successful participants were mentored by City of Greater Geelong leaders, including the mayor, councillors and directors.

They then used their newfound knowledge to design and deliver their community project.

Activities included musical workshops in Corio and Norlane, a neighbourhood walk in Waurn Ponds and community stakeholder meeting in Ocean Grove.

The graduates are:

  • Kambiz Ahadpour
  • Luke Anderson
  • Emma Bottomley
  • Ian Campbell
  • Bel Campbell
  • Azadeh Doosti
  • Josh MacKay
  • Helen Mahar
  • Alex Marshall
  • Ali Shaterzadeh
  • Jennifer Tuck
  • Vicky Dunmore
  • Mukhles Habash

Stay up to date with similar programs on our website.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

Congratulations to the graduates of our first Community Leadership Program.
It was a pleasure to work with the participants and help their visions become reality.
Council is proud to provide programs that support future leaders and nurture bold ideas that benefit the community.

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