Students, who must live inside city borders, must be juniors or seniors in high school to be on the volunteer panel.
“The general idea is the commissioners would meet twice a month, one in a formal meeting, and one an informal meeting that would be open to the public, ideally students,” Youngmeyer said. “That’s where we’re at now, but it’s still in the works of being developed.”
In addition to the commissioners, there also are youth ambassadors that are part of the organization. As commissioners graduate from high school, the ambassadors are ready to take over the following year as commissioners, organizers said.
“This is another way for other opinions to be heard,” Garuckas said, “and give (youth) another outlet.”
Anyone who would like more information about the program can contact Youngmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.