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Monroe youth to serve on city committees
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MONROE - The five members of the 2017-18 Monroe Youth in Government program were sworn in to serve an eight-month term as youth representatives on City Council committees at the Tuesday, City Council meeting.

These youths will attend committee meetings, take part in discussion and offer their own insights and opinions on current issues the city is facing while learning more about how local government works. Each youth has also been assigned an adult mentor from the committee, who will guide and support them through their city committee involvement.

Aidan Lambert and Luke Nicholson will serve on the Board of Public Works. Cael Losenegger, Francisco Ocampo and Rebekah Rath will serve on the Finance and Taxation Committee.

Students interested in the Monroe Youth in Government program go through a rigorous nomination, application and interview process in the spring. Once applicants are selected, youth attend two orientation sessions in August before they begin their city council terms in September. To be eligible, youth must be in eighth through 11th grade at the time of application in the spring and live either in the Monroe School District or within the City of Monroe.

The Monroe Youth in Government program is made possible through a partnership between the City of Monroe, the Monroe School District and Green County UW-Extension.

For more information on the Monroe Youth in Government program, contact Victoria Solomon or Ellen Andrews at the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440 or