DOWNEY - Applications to join the city's newly-created Youth Commission must be turned in to City Hall no later than Sept. 16.The commission, established by the City Council earlier this year, is for high school students interested in learning about local government Commissioners will meet monthly and serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. "This is a great opportunity for our youth to learn about how their local government works, to be more involved in our community and to provide a forum for gathering input from youth in Downey," said Mayor Luis Marquez. " Commissioners will be expected to participate in monthly meetings throughout the year to learn about different city projects, plan activities, discuss youth topics and participate in community events. "We've designed this program to provide Downey youth with leadership development opportunities, civic and local government education, and direct input to the City Council on youth-related matters," explained Mayor Pro Tem Roger Brossmer. The 15 volunteer commissioners will be selected from eligible applicants, who must reside in Downey, enrolled in a high school and be available to meet monthly after school. Applications are available on the city's website, downeyca.org.. They should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (562) 904-1895.
********** Published: September 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 22