Three YFC members are standing for election to be part of the NFYFC Council officer team for 2024-25.
Drew Bailey from Derbyshire has been nominated for the position of Chair of Council, while James Nixey from Buckinghamshire and Jessica Rose from Nottinghamshire are both standing for the Vice Chair positions.
Drew, 32, is a farmer and has served as NFYFC Vice Chair since 2022. He is also a former Competitions Chair and was County Chair for Derbyshire County Federation.
Drew (pictured top, left) said:
“After being a member for many years, I want to use my experience and knowledge of YFC to move the Federation forward and ensure it continues to develop its work on being an inclusive organisation available to everyone.”
James, who has been County Chair for Buckinghamshire, is also the current Membership and Marketing Steering Group Chair and was first elected as NFYFC’s Vice Chair last year.
James, 27, said: “I strongly believe that my communication skills make me an effective team member and I’m very passionate about steering YFC to be the best organisation it can be.”
Jessica, 29, a former Nottinghamshire County Chair is currently the Vice Chair of the Membership and Marketing Group and is standing for the position of Vice Chair of Council for the first time.
After being involved in YFC for 12 years, Jessica is hoping to bring a wealth of knowledge to the position.
Jessica, who was a Heart of YFC winner in 2022, said: “I am passionate about all things YFC and everything the organisation stands for. My initiative and ability to adapt to change and my love of working with people of all ages makes me excited to see how I can help navigate YFC's future."
More than 80 members will gather in Warwickshire on 25 February 2024 to elect the new officer team and pass motions that affect the running of the organisation.
The NFYFC Council is made up of 63 members, associate members and co-options from across England and Wales and is elected by YFC members to represent their views.
Through steering groups, the NFYFC Council also shape the programmes of work at NFYFC – planning events, competitions, projects and training for members.
On the Saturday before the Council weekend, members will also meet at an annual Summit to hear from guest speakers and tackle issues around climate change, diversity and inclusion.