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Posted on: August 18, 2014

City of Montrose Youth Council Accepting Applications for 2015

The City of Montrose Youth Council is now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Council. The application deadline is Thursday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m.

“Teens are encouraged to apply to serve on the Youth Council,” explained Youth Council Coordinator Tina Woodrum. “It’s a great way to let your voice be heard and be empowered to make a difference in the community.”

Montrose Youth Council was established by the Montrose City Council to encourage greater youth participation in the city’s government. The Youth Council is charged with actively advising City Council with thoughtful recommendations on issues concerning youth and assisting city staff in considering youth perspectives in planning efforts. The Youth Council also provides teens with opportunities to give back to their community in the form of community service projects.

The Youth Council is composed of 11 high school teenagers between 14-18, who represent a cross-section of individuals attending school and/or residing in the city’s boundaries. Members must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater. The Montrose City Council will appoint members based on their applications and interviews at the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Members serve one-year terms and may reapply annually until they graduate from high school. Scholarships of $250 per year served are available to those who meet minimum requirements.

The Youth Council Manual and application is available for download at the link shown below, or may be requested in person at City Hall, 433 South First Street in downtown Montrose. For more information, contact Youth Council Coordinator Tina Woodrum at 970-240-1415, and “Like” the Youth Council on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montrosecoyouthcouncil.

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