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Nominations open for youth seats on Monroe committees
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MONROE - The Monroe Youth in Government program is currently seeking nominations for youth to apply for youth seats on City of Monroe committees. Eligible youth must be in 9th, 10th or 11th grade in spring 2016 and either be a resident of the City of Monroe or be part of the Monroe School District.

The Monroe Youth in Government program will give youth a forum to ask questions, speak their minds on community issues, and influence local decisions, empowering youth voices while fostering the development of confident, independent and motivated youth leaders.

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 committee members have.

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