Abbotsford youth meet with city council

Twelve young people from Abbotsford will have a chance to get to know their city council better on Sept. 30

Twelve young people from Abbotsford will have a chance to get to know their city council better on Sept. 30.

On that day, the Abbotsford Youth Commission’s Youth Council will meet with the mayor and city councillors as a group, having a chance to socialize briefly and then moving into the “speed meeting” portion of the event.

The youth will be given five-minute time slots to move from office to office, interviewing the mayor and councillors.

They will then be matched individually with the mayor and councillors and given the time to set up their next meeting.

Over the course of the school year, the youth will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting, attend an event, and attend a committee meeting with their councillor.

During Youth Week in May, each participant will sit with their councillor at a city council meeting as a culmination of their year-long experience.

The Youth Council is a group of young people who get together to discuss issues they are facing, learn leadership skills, and give input into youth programs and services in the community.

For more information about the Abbotsford Youth Commission or the Youth Council, visit abbyyouth.com.