City of Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus sits down with Junior Councilmembers Waylon Menzie, Khysner Ayo and Jonathan Mulenga to discuss, well, what it means to be a young person representing thousands in local government! The Auburn City Council created the Junior City Council in order to get advice and ideas from students on things like parks, recreation, entertainment, traffic, police, festivals, trails, environmental stewardship and other social issues. Students learn leadership skills, improve their chances for scholarships, learn how City government operates and see how they can influence government activities in order to make a positive difference in the community.
While Khysner still has a year left of high school, both Waylon and Jonathan graduated this year and are soon off to college and beyond! Listen about how their time on council has been, and what's in store for them (politically and otherwise) down the road.