Local high school students interested in offering their ideas for Williams Lake and learning about local government are invited to apply to serve on Williams Lake Junior Council for the 2013-2014 term.
The Junior Council of Williams Lake is a group of high school students from Grades 10-12 that 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.
Each year Junior Council sets learning goals and then chooses a project to work on. In 2011/12 Junior Council received group facilitator and leadership training and then led a workshop for adults on youth engagement and hosted a full day youth forum. In 2012/13 Junior Council has been working on planning to develop a public outdoor ice rink for the community to use. They hope the next Junior Council will continue to work on this project.
“City council has been impressed by the enthusiasm and ideas of our Junior Councils,” says Mayor Kerry Cook.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in local government with ideas to share to apply. We’re looking forward to the next Junior Council term!”
Those interested are asked to submit an application explaining why you are interested and why you think you would be a good choice for Junior Council.
Include your name, address, phone number, school, and grade (Sept. 2013).
Send your letter by Aug. 2 to:
Junior Council Applications
City of Williams Lake
450 Mart Street
Williams Lake, B.C.
Applications can also be dropped off at city hall.
Application forms are available at city hall, school offices, from a current Junior Council member or on the city website: www.williamslake.ca.