City of Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board Kicks Off 30th Year
Senior YAB members Maggie Froning and Jayden Ellis were elected as YAB co-chairs after a tie in the vote. In other elections, junior member Kira Palau was elected as vice-chair, senior Selena Piercy was elected as treasurer, and junior Imagine’ Aklin was elected secretary.
Students discussed the challenges ahead as they will try to plan events and programs during a pandemic. At the YAB meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19, YAB members will discuss these issues and set annual goals.
“We had perfect attendance at our first socially-distanced meeting, where masks were required. I’d say we had a very successful start to the 2020-21 YAB term,” Reedy said. “These students are motivated to make a difference in the midst of COVID-19 challenges.”
YAB meetings are held twice per month, on Wednesday afternoons at the Oak Ridge Civic Center and are open to the public. Board members serve a one-year term of office and must re-apply in the spring each year. If you have questions about the City YAB, contact Matt Reedy at 425-3442 or visit the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department website at: www.orrecparks.org.