Wake Forest Accepting Applications for Youth in Government Advisory Board

The Town of Wake Forest is currently accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth in Government Advisory Board (YGAB) for the 2016-17 school year.

Applications are available in the town clerk’s office at town hall and on the town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/youth-in-government-advisory-board.aspx. Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, and should be mailed or delivered to Town Clerk Deeda Harris, Town of Wake Forest, 301 S. Brooks Street., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Only high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to serve on the YGAB, including rising ninth graders. YGAB members’ terms end upon graduation.

The YGAB is comprised of between nine and 15 members. At least three can live outside the corporate town limits.

The YGAB researches issues of importance to young people in the community, makes presentations about its findings to the board of commissioners, and holds informational and/or special events for area youth.

The YGAB meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Applicants should plan to attend the YGAB meeting on May 21 at 9 a.m. to introduce themselves and discuss their interest in serving on the board. The current YGAB will then make its recommendations to the board of commissioners.

The board of commissioners will announce the official appointments to the YGAB during its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 19.

The first meeting of the newly appointed YAB will be Saturday, Aug. 20, and the year for the YGAB will coincide with the school year – August through July.

For more information, contact Town Clerk Deeda Harris at 919-435-9410 or [email protected].

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