Thursday, July 29, 2010

Youth Council Planning Meeting Scheduled

By John Larson

MAGDALENA - A planning session for a proposed Magdalena Youth Council is scheduled for this Saturday, July 31, at 9 a.m. Village Board Trustee Diane Allen said the meeting will be an informal gathering of mainly students and community members.
“It is basically a planning meeting, and we hope to be getting input from not only concerned community members, but also from school personnel, and especially students who are willing to take an active part in the youth council,” Allen said. “From the Village’s standpoint we will assist in any way we can.
“It’s everybody coming together for the good of the youth,” she said. “But it is definitely going to be their council.”
The impetus behind the meeting is Senate Memorial Bill 34 “Local Government Youth Councils,” passed during the last legislative session.
“Representative Don Tripp is supporting us on this, and he knows of other communities who have supported their own youth councils,” Allen said.
She said the councils could be a good source for organizing a council, but “this one will be designed specifically for Magdalena.”
“I encourage any member of the community interested in the youth, and interested in getting projects going for them to come to the meeting. Bring your ideas and suggestions,” she said.
The meeting will be held in Village Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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