Joe Davis, Sr.
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Youth Council ready to begin new session; two seats stand vacant

The City of Milwaukee Youth Council (MYC) is a step closer to beginning a new term on November 1 – that after the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee (CED) approved new and reappointed members of the body this morning.

By - Oct 8th, 2012 01:01 pm

The City of Milwaukee Youth Council (MYC) is a step closer to beginning a new term on November 1 – that after the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee (CED) approved new and reappointed members of the body this morning.

Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., chair of the committee and the primary sponsor of the legislation that created the MYC, said he’s pleased the MYC is ready to begin another term to take up important issues affecting Milwaukee’s young people. The alderman said there are but two (of the 15) MYC seats that are vacant – the 4th and 13th Districts – and is hopeful community-based organizations in those two districts will soon provide the names of MYC nominees to fill those seats.

“My sense is that organizations serving youth and involved in those districts will have a few excellent candidates in mind,” Alderman Davis said.
CBOs can provide nominations directly to City Clerk’s Office staff by email (tblack@milwaukee.gov) or by phone at 286-2231.

City Clerk Jim Owczarski, who briefed the CED members about the Youth Council during today’s meeting, said the new MYC includes a blend of “newly appointed members who will bring fresh ideas, energy, and passion, and returning members who will provide leadership and vision.”

“This is a milestone year for the Youth Council because it will be the first full succession from one term to another, with nearly all vacated seats filled by new members nominated by their predecessors,” Mr. Owczarski said.

Final confirmation of the new and reappointed members of the MYC is expected to take place when the full Common Council meets at City Hall on October 16.

For more information on the Youth Council, please go to www.city.milwaukee.gov/YouthCouncil, or follow the Youth Council on Twitter @mkeyouthcouncil or via the MYC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mkeyouthcouncil/.

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