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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Portland Youth Council Set to Begin Its Work

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The City of Portland has set the membership for the Portland Youth Council, which will connect, engage, and empower Portland's diverse youth population through government and civic participation. The Youth Council consists of 13 youth who reside in Portland and are between the ages of 14 and 18. Their first meeting will be held on Friday, December 6. The Youth Council will provide teenagers with an opportunity to cultivate their leadership, advocacy, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

The Council consists of the following members: 

Name

School

Aaliyah Ferreira

Deering High School

Farhia Ali Gedow

Portland High School

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Waynflete School

Margaret Ojut

Waynflete School

Laney Friedland

Waynflete School

Tess Conroy

Portland High School

Emily Wiggin

Cheverus High School

Brendan Mailloux

Portland High School

Seneca Ward-Bailey

Portland High School

Ruben Mawaba

Deering High School

Maddie Long

Deering High School

Abby Jennings

Cheverus High School

Amina Mohamed

Waynflete School


The Youth Council will typically meet twice a month after school, and will have a devoted City of Portland staff member, Dena Libner (Assistant to the City Manager for Constituent Services),  acting in an advisory capacity. The Youth Council members will have the exciting opportunity to work with and learn from both City staff and City Council members to effectuate change surrounding areas of unique interest and concern to our city’s youth.

To learn more about the Youth Council, visit www.portlandmaine.gov/youthcouncil.

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