Wayne County Parks Announces New Youth Advisory Council

published by: Parks on 1/10/2017

Provides opportunity for high school students to be a key contributor in parks planning

WESTLAND, MI - Wayne County wants youth to participate in decision-making for programs and events hosted by the Parks division. The Parks division announced today open applications for the Wayne County Youth Advisory Council. The Council will be comprised of 13 high school students who will advise on activities hosted within the County’s 37 parks, two golf courses, marina and the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center.

"This Youth Advisory Council adds an important voice to our decision-making," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. "Today’s youth bring a lot of great ideas to the table and their perspective will help keep our Parks programming and events enjoyable for all. I’m excited to see what they come up with."

Youth, ages 14 to 18, interested in making a difference in their community should download the Youth Advisory Council application at waynecounty.com or make a request to Beth Hughes at bhughes@waynecounty.com. The application deadline is January 27 and candidates will be notified for an interview by February 3.

Youth Advisory Council eligibility:

 Must be a resident of Wayne County

 Must attend High School (ages 14 to 18)

 Must be able to attend monthly Council meetings at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland and participate in scheduled activities

 Must be able to commit to a one-year term

The first Youth Advisory Council meeting is scheduled in February 2017.

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