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Metro Newsroom

President Tandy seeks the next Metro Youth Leaders

Tuesday February 24, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
COntact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) is once again issuing a call for those high school students interested in becoming the future leaders of Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

“For the past three years, the Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program has been an extraordinary success,” says Tandy. “This year, will be a special one as we watch events on the national scene which stress the effective of government in handling the economy.”

Tandy and Councilman Stuart Benson (R-20) started the program in 2005. Through this unique partnership between the Louisville Metro Government and KY YMCA-Youth Association, hundreds of students are offered the opportunity to have a first-hand experience with how local government works and explore key issues facing the community.

“Students in this year’s program will see how Metro Government is operated,” says Tandy. “They will also have a chance working together to create some goals and objectives for a youth agenda.”

Area schools are invited to nominate up to four students, sophomores or juniors, to participate in this year’s program. All applications need to be submitted by February 27th.

The program consists of three evening sessions in March and April, and includes meetings with the Mayor, Metro Council, and department directors. The participants will then discuss their priorities for our community and create a youth agenda that will be presented to the Metro Council in May.

For more information about the Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program, contact Rob Haynes in President Tandy’s office at 574-1104.

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