Presentation to Marlborough Primary

By August 28, 2006No Comments

This morning I was invited to speak to grade five and six students at Marlborough Primary School about local government and the role of a councillor.

Marlborough Primary School, located in Heathmont, was in fact my old primary school and it was definitely a rewarding experience to talk to students not only as a local councillor but also as an ex-student.

I was in grade six back in 1992 and the age of 12 years old being elected onto council was probably the furthest thought of my mind.

While my presentation cantered largely on the role of local government my basic message was there is an absence of young people taking an interest in both politics and their local communities. This needs to change to ensure that the interests of young people and the broader community are being addressed.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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