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City of Meridian looks for teens to make a difference in the community

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 18:49:00-04

The City of Meridian is looking for teens who want to make a difference.  The teens will serve on a variety of City Commissions for a one year term.

Applicants must live within Meridian city limits and must be in 9th through 12th grade during their appointment.  If selected, the teens will give monthly reports to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, providing informational updates on their commission of choice.  

Applications are being accepted for the following Commissions: Meridian Arts, Parks and Recreation, Historical Preservation, Solid Waste Advisory and Transportation.  There is also an opportunity for selected teens to serve on the Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition.

"By having youth that are willing to express their ideas and are committed to working alongside adults, we can capture the unique youth perspective as we make decisions to continue moving our community forward," says Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

Interested teens should send a letter of interest and a completed applications to the mayor by close of business on September 2, 2016.