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President Tandy and Mayor Abramson to talk with Metro Youth Leaders on Wednesday

Tuesday March 10, 2009

For Immediate release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

How does any city face tough economic times? What decision must be made to provide basic services and keep the public safe? And what should future priorities of any community be in the 21st Century?

Those are just some of the challenges facing 100 area high school students as they begin the 2009 Metro Youth Leaders Program.

During this year’s program, the largest in the 4 year history of the program, students will hear from two key leaders in Metro Louisville on how a city operates and what goes into day to day decision making.

“We have seen a new found interest in young people who want to get involved with their community and shape their own futures as good citizens,” says Metro Council president David Tandy (D-4). “The 2009 program will deal with some of our city’s most challenging situations and I look forward to working with these talented young leaders.”

Tandy and Mayor Jerry Abramson will address the Youth Leaders in their first session at 5:00pm in the Mayor’s Gallery of Metro Hall on Wednesday, March 11th.

Over the course of six weeks, the students will meet with political leaders and department heads of many areas of Metro Government. They will have a chance to ask questions about government operations focus on how they might run a city and then present a youth agenda for consideration to the Metro Council.

“The goal here is a simple one,” says Tandy. “The Metro Youth Leaders Program is a chance for any young person to learn how they can make a difference for not only themselves but the community in which they live.”

David Tandy (D) 4