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Commissioner wants to create youth council

February 12, 2007

Albany - The future leaders of our community may become the current leaders. Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes wants to create a youth council. He says it would be comprised of about 25 students and would run during the school year.

Hayes says the council will give students the benefit of exposure to what's going on in the community, and help county commissioners get in touch with what's important to young people.  He says, "They are as much a part of the community as we are. I think we certainly have much to be gained from getting the perspective of our young people, understanding some of the issues that our young people face everyday."

The youth council would cost money. Hayes is still looking into how it would be funded and if any grants are available.

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