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City of Green Launches New Program to Place Teens on Boards and Commissions

City of Green Launches New Program to Place Teens on Boards and Commissions
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City of Green launching New Program to Place Teens on Boards and Commissions

The City of Green is launching a new program to place students in grades 10 -12 in non-voting positions on several of the City’s boards and commission in the fall.  The following boards and commissions will be accepting student representatives.  Planning & Zoning Commission, Design Review Board, Parks & Recreation Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Living Green Task Force and the Green Drug Task Force.

The program is designed to encourage volunteerism, civic responsibility and provide valuable real-life experiences for high school students who live in Green.  

“We see this as a great way for teens to learn more City government by having a bird’s eye view of the process,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer.  “We also look forward to hearing their input throughout the year as they become familiar with their assigned board or commission.” 

Green residents entering grades 10 – 12 this fall are invited to apply to the Student Municipal Representative Program.   Application deadline is July 31, 2017.  Students who are selected will be required to attend an orientation in August and will begin their appointment in September.  Most boards and commissions meet monthly.  Student terms will follow the school year and be from September 2017 through May 2018.   

Application information and forms are available on the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org/studentrepresentatives.  Questions may be directed to communications@cityofgreen.org.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org or follow us @Cityofgreen on Twitter or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio

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