Seeking Youth Leaders For 2019-2020 School Year!
In its efforts to increase youth leaders within the community, the Chairman and Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is seeking new members. If you are interested please read the information below and complete the application that is attached.
Purpose of Council:
Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney and City of Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara established a youth leadership development initiative in 2017. This Chairman and Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is facilitated by the Winnebago County Health Department. The purpose of this interagency youth council is to develop and retain diverse, young leaders throughout the region. Council members are engaged in opportunities to initiate change in their immediate spheres of influence, as well as their local and regional community.
By investing today in the development of these young leaders, it is our hope that they will experience the reward of engagement by participating in discussion around community issues, taking an active role as community members, and feeling ownership in their community and its future.
Every high school student within Winnebago County is eligible to apply if they are:
As a member of the Council, students should expect to participate in the following types of activities.
Application available here.
The Council Facilitators will be accepting applications with letters of recommendation until September 9, 2019.
Please direct inquiries and recommendations to Council Facilitators Erich Von Gillern (815) 720-4346 email@example.com or Katie Kelly (815) 720-4191 firstname.lastname@example.org at the Winnebago County Health Department.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
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