- Student Municipal Representatives
Student Municipal Representatives
SMRP Class of 2022-2023: Back row left to right: Grant Kuwatch, Jackson Hall, Edgar San Jose, Connor Memmer, Aaryan Qureshi, Mayor Neugebauer, Brady Rychlik, Eric Wolford, Chase Borland, Camden Doerrer, Kristin Groen, Kaylie Duskey. Front row left to right: Morgan Doan, Parker Green, Sophia Logsdon, Isabella Scott, Elliana Edwards, Addyson Padgett, Sydney Lutz, Meredith Walker, Maybree Garrott, Sophia Mangon, Natalie Brandenburg, Carter Sharpnack. Not pictured: Julie Garritano, Olivia Rutledge, Shawn Fisk, Liam Short, Juliana Garza, Adrianna Barnes, and Ella Hale.
The City of Green Student Municipal Representative Program (SMRP) was created in 2016 under the direction of Mayor Gerard Neugebauer with an inaugural class of 11 students. Now in year 7, the SMRP has appointed more than 80 students entering grades 10 through 12 to city boards and commissions.
The purpose of the program is to provide exposure to the people and processes of Green’s local government. The hope is that this experience will inspire meaningful community involvement and leadership throughout the course of their lives – wherever home may be. [Video] Class of 2022.
Student Municipal Representatives are also encouraged to volunteer as part of various city initiatives which have included Southgate Farm, the historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, State of the City, Twisted WilderFest, Garlic Mustard War and the planting of the Lichtenwalter Rain Garden.
Applicants must be residents of Green. Students are appointed as non-voting members and serve from September to May.
The goal of the program is to encourage volunteerism and civic responsibility. Students can serve on the:
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Civil Service Commission
- Design Review Board
- Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
- Green Drug Task Force
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Living Green Task Force
- Parks and Recreation Board
- Planning and Zoning Commission
- Mayor's Junior Council
The 2022-23 Mayor's Junior Council has selected to create a podcast as their group project for the year. Our Town, Our Take features our Student Representatives discussion topics of interest in the City or Schools. Watch now:
Episode 5: COMING SOON
Episode 4: ft. Doug Oplinger
Episode 3: ft. Sarah Haring
Episode 2: ft. Mayor Gerard Neugebauer
For additional information and questions, please email Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator .
Applications for the 2023-24 school year have closed. 2024-25 applications will open in Spring of 2024.