WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE JUNIOR CITY COMMISSION?
The City of Goodland is creating a five person Junior City Commission in order to get advice and ideas from students on things like streets, parks, fire, recreation, entertainment, traffic, police, and other social issues. Students will learn leadership skills, improve their chances for scholarships and job opportunities, learn how City government operates and see how they can influence government activities in order to make a difference in their community and future.
WHO CAN BE ON THE JUNIOR CITY COMMISSION?
Any freshmen through junior that attends Goodland High School and lives in Sherman County are eligible.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE A STUDENT?
It is estimated that students will need to spend about 2-4 hours per month during the school year attending meetings of the Junior Commission and the Goodland City Commission and studying for the meetings. The Junior Commission will work with City Staff to conduct the same business conducted by the Goodland City Commission and interact with Goodland City Commission on agenda items.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Application forms are available on the City’s website www.cityofgoodland.org, the Utility Billing desk at City Hall or Goodland High School Counselor’s office. Deadline for application is March 18, 2017.