Young Worthing politician up for top prize

David Chapman, Rotarian, Liam Mills, Worthing Youth Mayor who has been nominated for the Rotary young citizen award and Jim Farley, president of Worthing Steyne Rotary Club
David Chapman, Rotarian, Liam Mills, Worthing Youth Mayor who has been nominated for the Rotary young citizen award and Jim Farley, president of Worthing Steyne Rotary Club

A YOUNG politician is vying for a prestigious title in the Rotary world.

Liam Mills, the current Worthing youth mayor, has been nominated for the Rotary International Young Citizen Award by members of the Worthing Steyne Rotary Club.

The awards recognise inspiring young people under the age of 25 who have demonstrated their commitment to their community through various positive activities and Worthing Steyne Rotary feel Liam more than fills all the criteria.

President of the club, Jim Farley, said: “It is a delight to find a youngster who is articulate, has bright ideas, is keen to make things happen and has the energy and enterprise to make it happen. He would make a very worthwhile ambassador for this award.”

Liam is 15, and is currently studying for his GCSEs at Worthing High School. He has been a youth councillor for two years and is now youth mayor and has already attended more than 150 civic engagements.

He said: “I believe that youth should be given more of a voice and it is a privilege to contribute to the shaping of the community for the younger generation through the work of the youth council.”

Councillor and Rotarian David Chapman said: “Where young people get such a bad press, he sets a shining example of excellence. We cannot help but admire the passion, energy and dedication that Liam displays in this commitment to the political and community life of the town.”

For more information about Worthing Steyne Rotary Club and its activities, call Mr Farley on 01903 610001.