Youth development brings rewards for Steph

Steph Brack receives her award.

Benalla Rural City Council is thrilled to announce that Steph Brack Youth Development Coordinator at Council, has been honoured with the Live4Life Community Champion Award for 2023.

The award was presented to Steph at the Live4Life Annual Dinner, celebrating her exceptional dedication and impact in the community.

Since starting her employment at Benalla Rural City Council in 2019, Steph has passionately embraced her role, working tirelessly with young people in the Live4Life Benalla Crew.

Under her leadership, the Crew has grown from 14 crew members in 2019 to 40 members in 2023.

More than 140 students have participated in the Crew during Steph’s tenure.

Benalla Rural City Council CEO, Dom Testoni expressed his admiration for Steph’s contributions to the Live4Life Crew.

“Steph’s commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment has been instrumental in this significant growth. Her hard work and commitment to the Live4Life Crew are truly commendable,” Mr Testoni said.

“Steph embodies the values of Live4Life – inclusion, integrity, collaboration and respect. She has shown exceptional leadership, particularly in coordinating the Live4Life Partnership Group and leveraging her extensive knowledge as a Teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor.”

“We are incredibly proud of her achievements and the positive impact she has made on the lives of so many young people in our community,” Mr Testoni said.

Steph’s leadership and dedication have not only strengthened the Live4Life program but have also made a profound difference in the mental health and well-being of young people in Benalla. Her efforts in promoting mental health awareness and education are commendable and this award is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions. Benalla Rural City Council congratulates Steph Brack on this significant achievement and looks forward to her continued success in empowering and supporting the youth of Benalla.