The West Midlands Combined Authority is building the future of the region. That is why we are setting up a Young Combined Authority, so future leaders can challenge and guide the decision-makers of today.
About the WMCA
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) was established in 2016 to enable councils to work together to make joint decisions and take on powers from Government. Our overall vision is to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous region. We want to make sure that everyone can feel and benefit from the exciting growth and opportunities which are being created.
Why set up a Young Combined Authority?
The youth and diversity of our population is a huge source of potential for the West Midlands. 21% of people living here are under sixteen, with 40% of Birmingham residents aged under twenty-five. We want to ensure that this youth and diversity is represented by our region's leadership. A Young Combined Authority (YCA) will help to make this happen.
How will the YCA work?
The YCA is a board of 30 young change-makers (16-25 years) who will represent the diversity and geography of the West Midlands. They will hold their own meetings, have a voice at WMCA Board and influence policies that will shape the future of the region. We want the YCA to help guide us in building the future for the next generation of citizens.