GENESEO, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2023 – Livingston County is encouraging qualified candidates to represent local interests and fill a vacancy on the New York State Governor’s Youth Council.
To submit an application, interested candidates must apply online by visiting the New York State Governor’s Youth Council’s website.
Founded in 2019, the New York State Governor’s Youth Council provides an effective way to engage youth in state government and creates a platform for their voices to be heard by policymakers. This is an incredible opportunity for New York’s youth to represent their county on a statewide level. Members of the New York State Governor’s Youth Council will offer their solutions to key issues facing young people to the Governor and other policymakers including how to have better outreach and communication strategies that reach a younger audience in a more effective manner.
“Not only is this a resume-building experience for youth, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity for someone to build leadership skills and potentially shape future policies,” said Ryan Snyder, Director of the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development. “I would encourage anyone who has an interest in exploring how government works to consider submitting an application for this outstanding opportunity to represent Livingston County.”
Youth between the ages of 13-21 can apply to the New York State Governor’s Youth Council. The State and County will work to have a balanced representation on the Youth Council based on age, gender, ethnicity and other factors that make up the diversity of New York’s youth. The application will be submitted to a county selection committee comprised of individuals that represent, support or provide youth services. Each county will look to advance the top three candidates to the State selection committee for review.
The original application will be submitted to the State’s selection committee and changes to applications cannot be made after the original submission. The State selection committee will appoint one youth per county to the New York State Governor’s Youth Council. Please note: Youth advancing to the statewide selection process may have their public social media viewed for appropriateness including but not limited to public settings of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, message boards, chat rooms, social networking sites and others.
Applications will be judged based on two weighted categories – a candidate essay and the overall quality of the application. Candidates must write a short essay consisting of no more than 500 words that supports questions listed within the application.
Learn more about the Council’s advocacy efforts, objectives and more by visiting the New York State Governor’s Youth Council’s website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.