City of Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In 2012, Charlottesville City Council established a new, permanent Charlottesville Youth Council.
This group of 17 young people advises City Council, informs the community about issues that affect youth, and makes recommendations on how they feel Charlottesville can be a better city. Youth who serve on the Council meet monthly, receive leadership training, and are given opportunities to travel to national Youth Council conferences.
"Students should apply to Youth Council for a chance to make a difference in the community and represent the voice of the youth in Charlottesville," said Youth Council Co-Chair Mary Hemenway. "It is also a chance to learn about government on a small scale and work with the City's most influential members."
Applications are being accepted now and can be found online at www.charlottesville.org/youthcouncil. Charlottesville City residents between the ages of 13 and 17 may apply. At least two middle school students, two students from each grade at Charlottesville High School, and one student from the Henry Avenue Learning Center will be selected.
The Council will include two youth from each school attendance zone (Burnley-Moran, Clark, Greenbrier, Jackson-Via, Johnson, and Venable) and five at-large members. Private school students and out-of-district CCS students are welcome to apply.
Several other Boards and Commissions have openings. Please visit www.charlottesville.org/boards for more information and to apply.
Applications must be received by Friday, May 24, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.