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City Of Ypsilanti Wants To Engage With Youth Through Advisory Commissions

Jul 27, 2020

The City of Ypsilanti is looking for high school-age residents to join some of the city’s commissions as youth members.  

There are currently eight spots available for advisory bodies, like the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Human Relations Commission.  That may increase to nine spots if city council approves a second reading of a resolution to add another youth member to the police advisory commission.  Andrew Hellenga is the city clerk.

City Clerk Andrew Hellenga: A lot of times, perhaps youth feel that government necessarily isn’t speaking for them, and this would allow that opportunity to really have their voices heard.  And really help to shape legislation.

For information on how to apply to be considered as a youth commission member, visit the city’s website.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu