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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Welcomes Class of 2018 Student Commissioners

City Welcomes Class of 2018 Student Commissioners

Mayor and City Council confirm the appointment of 16 Student Commissioners

Highland Park, Illinois – The City Council approved the appointment of 16 high school juniors to serve as representatives on the City’s various boards and commissions at the January 9, 2017 City Council meeting. Students are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.   They serve on a board or commission, provide feedback on agenda items considered by their respective commission or board, and have an opportunity to gain valuable governmental experience through the Student Commissioner Program.

The City of Highland Park congratulates and welcomes the following high school juniors who will serve through the end of their senior year:

Commission                                                    Student Name

Business & Economic Development                 Aidan Laurie

Business & Economic Development                 Ezra Miller

Cultural Arts                                                     Terrence Arrington

Cultural Arts                                                     Rebecca Melamed

Historic Preservation                                        Fitzgerald Laurie

Housing                                                           John Kaufman

Human Relations                                              Heather Knobel

Human Relations                                              Sydney Wexler

Library                                                              Cindy Feng

Natural Resources                                           Maggie Williams

Plan & Design                                                   Sarah Fox

Ravinia Festival Community Relations               Joseph Goldstein

Sister Cities Foundation                                    Jake Whitehead

    Sister Cities Foundation Elizabeth Marinelli

Transportation                                                     Zach Coplan

Zoning Board of Appeals                                  Charlie Gordon

“The Highland Park Student Commissioner Program offers a unique experiential learning that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making,” said Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering. “Our community benefits from student participation and the unique perspective each student provides as they work on policy related matters. We greatly appreciate their time and interest in serving their community.”

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000 or visit www.cityhpil.com/studentcommission.

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