City seeks junior member of Council

If you’re a city resident, a high school junior or senior and have an interest in politics, the City of Warren has the job for you.

Applications are being accepted for the Junior Council Person position, a non-voting member of Warren City Council.

“The Junior Council Person serves as an advisory member of Warren City Council,” according to a press release from the city. “This position provides an opportunity for the voice of our youth to be heard and City Council greatly values the insight offered by the young men and women who have served in this capacity.”

The appointment will be from September 2013 through May 2014. Council meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

Applications, which can be accessed on the city’s website, can be found at www.cityofwarrenpa.gov/junior.

“There have been times when the Mayor or Council members have commented that the Junior Council Person provided a perspective that they may not be otherwise have thought of,” Executive Secretary Teena Leary said.

“Serving as a Junior Council Person allows the student an opportunity to see the workings of local government firsthand and promotes the development of leadership skills,” according to the press release. “One student is selected to serve during the school year.”