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Mayor's youth council in action

There will be 22 bright young faces roaming the halls of Citizens Square on Tuesday evenings for the next 9 months: the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council.

This diverse group of sophomore, juniors and seniors in high school want to be involved in their community, and the MYEC provides a forum for future leaders to get involved in the city and stand out by participating in service learning projects, engaging their peers, volunteering at community events and learning about local non-profit organizations, business and government.

“We are committed to our young people and want our city to be a place where young talent can blossom,” Mayor Tom Henry said.

The MYEC’s members include: Wesliegh Byrd from Blackhawk Christian; Aaron Downham and Taylor Burke, Bishop Dwenger; Dashaen Jordan, Eric Martin, Hamna Qureshi and Sang Jun Park, Homestead; Mackenzie Riley and Jennifer McGee, New Tech; Nicole Keesling, Aaron Orr, Harvey Gill and Aliza Adhami, Canterbury; Izta Galindo, Northrop; Sarah Johnson, Bishop Luers; De’Ja Brown, Quinesha Walker and Morgan Flowers, R. Nelson Snider; Ismael Aldave, Justin Thammachack, Alyssa Wolverton and Heather Richardson, South Side; and Danish Ghazali, Student Advisor, Canterbury.

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