A full house packed city hall chambers Oct. 9 for the swearing in of the new Junior Youth Council.
For the third year in a row, Williams Lake city council has elected a Junior Youth Council.
Newly elected and returning members Alexandra Dickens, Cody Haley-York, Ivona Ognjanova, Jaspreet Mattu, Nikita Rowat, Ryan LaBossiere and Tanner Nickel were sworn in individually, with acting chief administrative officer Geoff Goodall officiating.
Addressing the new council members, Mayor Kerry Cook explained to the gallery that the group has been chosen by their peers.
“We welcome young leaders and looking forward to hearing their ideas. Your role is to communicate to council the issues, needs and recommendations of youth,” Cook said.
She thanked the youths for stepping up to the plate and for wanting to make a difference in the community.