George Mason High School students and City Council members gather to induct 17 Youth Representatives to the various city commissions and committees.
(Photo By: Ariadne Autor)
The City Council of Falls Church recognized the accepted Youth Representatives to the various boards, commissions and civic organizations on October 27, 2015. After receiving various applications and undergoing several interviews, the City Council accepted 17 Youth Representatives. Of the 17, one is a freshman, one is a sophomore, two are juniors and five are seniors.
Youth Representatives will not participate in closed sessions, nor will they have the ability to vote. However, Youth Representatives will provide committees with diverse viewpoints and assist in carrying out ideals.
Senior Annie Wilson joins as the Tree Commission and Village Preservation and Improvement Society Youth Representative and stated that she was interested in "getting a broader involvement in our community and see how our local government really runs."
Organizations include, but are not limited to, the Architectural Advisory Board, Environmental Services Council, and Village Preservation and Improvement Society.
Current terms run from November 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015 and the Youth Representatives Recommendation Committee (YR2C) will work with senior class students to modify the terms. The YR2C will begin accepting applications for 2015-2016 Youth Representatives in Spring 2015.