Highland Park welcomes 16 student commissioners
The city of Highland Park recently authorized a group of high school juniors to attain government experience by participating in the Student Commissioner Program, serving on council boards or commissions up until their 2018 graduation.
Selected by Mayor Nancy Rotering, each student will be able to offer input on agenda items of importance to his or her particularly assigned board or commission.
“The Highland Park Student Commissioner Program offers a unique experiential learning that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making,” Rotering said. “Our community benefits from student participation and the unique perspective each student provides as they work on policy related matters.”
Aidan Laurie and Ezra Miller will serve on business and economic development; Terrence Arrington and Rebecca Melamed have been named to cultural arts; Fitzgerald Laurie will participate in historic preservation; and John Kaufman will serve on housing matters.
Heather Knobel and Sydney Wexler were chosen for human relations; Cindy Feng was selected for library business; Maggie Williams will work with natural resources; Sarah Fox will participate in plan and design; and Joseph Goldstein will work with Ravinia Festival Community Relations.
Jake Whitehead and Elizabeth Marinelli will participate in the Sister Cities Foundation; Zach Coplan will work with transportation leaders; and Charlie Gordon will attend zoning board of appeals meetings.
“We greatly appreciate their time and interest in serving their community,” Rotering said.
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