The City of Williams Lake is inviting local high school students to submit an application to serve on the Williams Lake Junior Council for the September 2012 to September 2013 term.
The Junior Council is a group of seven high school students from grades 10-12 who suggest ideas that could enhance life for youth in the city.
Junior Council members are appointed by city council and provide a youth voice to decisions made by the city.
It is an opportunity to learn about and participate in the process of local government.
Junior councillors will attend two to four meetings a month, will take turns attending city council meetings, and help plan activities to engage youth in civic affairs, among other duties.
Requirements to serve on the junior council are that the person be a student at a Williams Lake high school, is 18 years old or younger, and must be able to attend at least 75 per cent of Junior Council meetings.
“Since our first Junior Council was formed last year, I have been inspired by the level of effort, dedication, and creativity our junior councillors have brought to council and to the city,” says Coun. Geoff Bourdon. “I am looking forward to the next term of Junior Council, and I encourage all high school students to consider serving their community in this capacity.”
Applications can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping off the application form at the city or giving it to one of the current Junior Council members: Talia Baptiste, Cody Haley-York, Ivona Ognjanova, Abbi Taylor, Patrick Newsome, or Ana Lomavatu.