Hazleton City Council is currently looking for 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade students in the Hazleton Area School District who would be interested in becoming a Junior Council Advisory Member. This position would afford sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to become acquainted with how the local government works, and to give the youth of our community the chance to provide input on issues currently facing the city government.

Under the Junior Council Advisory Member Program, students would need to serve one term to coincide with the 2018-2019 school year. Students must attend twice monthly, regularly-scheduled Council meetings held during the school year. The students will be able to participate in the business being conducted at the meetings, but they will not be able to vote or attend executive sessions. Additionally, students will need to observe all Council meeting rules, and dress appropriately.

Attached are handouts explaining the program. The deadline for applying for the position is Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm. City Council will then review the applications and choose students to fill the positions.

For more information, please feel free to contact Eileen Matenkoski, City Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-459-4986, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here to read the Junior Council Guidelines

Click view the Junior Council Program Handout

Click here for the Junior Council Application

THE CITY OF HAZLETON’S JUNIOR COUNCIL

ADVISORY MEMBER PROGRAM

The Junior Council Advisory Member Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of the City of Hazleton to participate in the governing process of his or her own community. Hazleton City Council believes that the outreach of both the community to the youth and the youth to the community is the start of building our city toward a better future.

GUIDELINES:

  • APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF THE HAZLETON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • Applicants must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  • The selected candidates must take the Oath of Office
  • The selected candidates must serve one full term (currently October 2018 to June 2019) to coincide with the current school year
  • The selected candidates must attend regularly scheduled, twice monthly Council meetings (attendance at special meetings is not required)
  • The selected candidates are encouraged to participate in discussions, and give opinions concerning the issues brought before Council
  • The selected candidates must observe all Council meeting rules, which will be provided prior to the first meeting
  • The selected candidates must dress appropriately

JUNIOR COUNCIL MEMBERS CANNOT:

  • Vote on any Ordinances, Resolutions, Motions, etc.
  • Attend executive sessions of Council

Any student who would like to participate in the program should complete an application and return it to Eileen Matenkoski, City Clerk by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. City Council will then select candidates from the applications received, and pass a Resolution at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting appointing the selected applicants as the new members of Junior Council.

ATTENTION

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS!

STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

WHO: Hazleton City Council is accepting applications for any 2018-2019 High School 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, who resides within the Hazleton Area School District.

WHAT: To serve as a Junior City Council Advisory Member

WHERE: Hazleton City Hall, Council Chambers

               40 North Church Street, 2nd Floor, Hazleton, PA 18201

WHEN: Twice a month beginning October 2018 through June 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (coinciding with the school year)

WHY: To receive suggestions and input from a young person’s point of view on city matters and issues concerning local government

REASONS TO DO THIS:

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • See local government at work firsthand
  • Give your personal viewpoint for consideration on issues faced by the City of Hazleton’s Mayor and its five Council members

HOW: Complete the attached application and return it by email, fax, or U.S. mail by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm to:

Eileen Matenkoski, City Clerk

CITY OF HAZLETON

40 North Church Street, 2nd Floor

Hazleton, PA 18201

459-4986 (Office)

459-4969 (Fax)

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