By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Brodhead seeks youth for council
Placeholder Image
BRODHEAD - The Brodhead Youth in Government program is currently seeking nominations for youth to apply for four youth seats on City of Brodhead Council. Eligible youth must be in ninth, 10th or 11th grade in spring 2016 and either be a resident of the City of Brodhead or be part of the Brodhead School District.

One goal of the program is to increase student awareness and interest in government. The program allows students the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process at the local level and become active citizens who care about national, state and local affairs.

Nomination forms are available online at the Green County UW-Extension website at Completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Green County UW-Extension office by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

Once an adult nominates an eligible youth, the youth will be sent an invitation to apply for the program. Selected participants will be notified by early summer and will start their terms with the city in fall. Before taking the oath of office, the youth will be required to participate in a brief orientation program that will familiarize them with city government and the roles and responsibilities that council members have.

The City of Brodhead, the Brodhead School District, and Green County University of Wisconsin-Extension have partnered together to develop this Youth in Government program. For more information about this program, contact Victoria Solomon at the Green County UW-Extension office at (608) 328-9440 or Victoria.