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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Valpo Swears in Mayor's Youth Council

Mayors Youth Council swearing in 2023

The City of Valparaiso has sworn in a new class for the 2023-2024 Mayor’s Youth Council. “We’re excited to welcome our third group of students to the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Council is an opportunity for students to learn about city government, develop leadership skills and encourage civic engagement,” said Mayor Matt Murphy in introducing the new Council. “We welcome this new Council and thank them for their interest in their community.” 

 

The Mayor’s Youth Council was introduced in 2021 with support from Valparaiso High School, inviting 11th graders to apply to participate. The council meets monthly, learning from elected and appointed officials, participating in volunteer opportunities, and cultivating leadership skills, beginning with a Youth Retreat on Aug. 19. 

 

The first two youth council classes have culminated their year of learning with a Color Fun Run fundraiser to benefit Valpo Parks. “We learn a lot from our Youth Council members each year, making the program even better for the next year. I’m excited to get to know this new class. It’s been so gratifying to see graduates of the Youth Council go on and become more engaged in the community. We value their insights and contribution,” said Murphy.

 

The Mayor’s Youth Council for the City of Valparaiso, 2023-2024 includes:
 

Emily Cheuk

Duru Cukurtepe

Ian Dutz

Samantha Edwards

Rory Elinkowski

Milauyn Ford

Aubrie Graegin

Lauren Hefner

Maddux Horka

Jonathan Kolacki

Thomas Krueger

Olivia Krutz

Janet Alvarado-Mata 

Aidan Monroe

Anthony Olivarez

Ethan Reynolds

Kaitlin Shideler

Isabella Slater

Raegan Smedley

Anthony Vedo

Olivia Weideman

Reagan Williams

 

To learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Council, visit the Mayor’s  page at Valpo.us.

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