HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council expressed its support for the restart of a youth city council program at its meeting on Tuesday. Heather Jobe is on the youth city council advisory board.
"We think it's important for them to learn civic engagement," Jobe said. "We think it's important for them to develop leadership skills. We think it's important for them to have a voice here in Hutchinson in our community."
The goal is to have both middle school and high school students involved.
"There would be five members to the board," Jobe said. "They would have a president, a vice president, a treasurer, a secretary and an activities director. The vice president and secretary would be reserved for seventh and eighth grade positions only. The president, activities director and treasurer would be reserved for high school members only."
This would be for students whose schools all lie in the Hutchinson city limits only.
"We want to get this going as soon as possible," Jobe said. "We want to get applications out to the school as early as next week."
Students who are interested should check with their building principals in the coming weeks.