Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Youth Are Encouraged to Attend Congress of Cities

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Youth Are Encouraged to Attend Congress of Cities

Article excerpt

NLC encourages municipal officials to bring youth ages 15-18 to the 83rd Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Reno, Nev., Dec. 5-9.

As part of NLC's continuing effort to promote youth participation in local government, youth delegates can attend workshops on issues affecting their own cities and towns. By engaging in dialogue with both local officials and other youth, they will gain information that can inspire discussion and action at home.

Youth from dries as diverse as Los Gatos, Calif,; Ankeny, Iowa; Farmington Hills, Mich.; and Tampa, Fla., are already registered for the conference. Approximately 150 youth are expected to attend.

Opportunities to Connect

The City of Reno plans to host the youth in grand style. The Reno Youth Council is busy planning activities throughout the conference, including hosting the annual NLC-sponsored Youth Social on Friday night, Dec. 8. Reno's youth council is also arranging youth social opportunities for Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

NLC staff and Reno Youth Council members will assist youth delegates at the youth headquarters area, which will be open each day of the conference. It will serve as a home base and message center where youth delegates can ask questions, meet up with friends and plan daily activities.

Because the youth voice can enhance the conference experience for all participants, NLC encourages youth to attend workshops and general sessions, raise questions and converse with other delegates throughout the conference.

Youth-Only Sessions

There will be several youth--only sessions. …

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