Deputy Mayor Dennis Palmer with Ambassador Peter Herbert and Michelle Rabey.

Our Young Citizen of the year, even at her young age, has been an integral part of the Cootamundra Youth Community for the past few years. An avid school debater and advocate for Cootamundra High School Positive  Behaviour for Learning  values program. An Author in 2015, this young lady was involved in the Creative Catchment Kids program with 3 of her peers, researching and writing stories about their Local Land Heroes involved in pest management in the Murray and Murrumbidgee regions.   More recently this young lady has been an essential part of the development of the Cootamundra Youth Council. Assisting with writing the constitution, taking an active role the community consultation and showing her creativity by co- designing the Youth Council logo.  She is now the Secretary of the Cootamundra Youth Council. This young lady has a desire to help young people in crisis and who have an unstable home life.  Please congratulate our Young Citizen of the Year, Michelle Rabey