Commissioner wants to create youth council - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Commissioner wants to create youth council

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • APD offers Open and Empty Initiative

    APD offers Open and Empty Initiative

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:11:29 GMT
    New signs are part of a new initiative started by the Albany Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit to encourage businesses to empty cash register drawers at the close of business and then leave the register open.More >>
    New signs are part of a new initiative started by the Albany Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit to encourage businesses to empty cash register drawers at the close of business and then leave the register open.More >>
  • Duplex on fire again after molotov cocktail attack

    Duplex on fire again after molotov cocktail attack

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:23:03 GMT
     Firefighters are investigating another fire at an Albany duplex on that was hit earlier this week with a molotov cocktail.
    Fire crews were called to the duplex in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue around 6 Wednesday morning.
    More >>
     Firefighters are investigating another fire at an Albany duplex on that was hit earlier this week with a molotov cocktail.
    Fire crews were called to the duplex in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue around 6 Wednesday morning.
    More >>
  • East Albany duplex fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:28:59 GMT
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue. Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.More >>
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue. Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.More >>

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.

comments: news@walb.com?subject=YouthCouncil