Westport Youth Commission Seeks Volunteers

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Westport is seeking high school and adult volunteers to serve on the Youth Commission.
Westport is seeking high school and adult volunteers to serve on the Youth Commission. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The town of Westport is seeking high school students and adult volunteers to join its Youth Commission for 2014-15. 

The Youth Commission meets monthly. Members serve on committees according to their interests throughout the school year. Youth members are eligible for appointment in grades 10-12, and interested ninth-graders may serve on a freshman committee.

“The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” Human Services Director Barbara Butler said in a statement.  “Its 30 members, 15 students and 15 adults, are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the first selectman.”

Candidates are asked to send a letter of interest and complete a brief interest inventory, which can be found at westportct.gov, no later than Thursday, May 8.

Questions about the commission and letters of interest can be directed to Elaine Daignault at 341-1165 or elained@westportct.gov.

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