LOMBARD – An inaugural program beginning this spring at Lombard Village Hall will provide local high school students with the opportunity to see their village government in action.
The village’s Youth Leadership Program was designed for sophomores and juniors enrolled in Lombard high schools, and will include three unique sessions intended to show the students how the various village departments function.
“Hopefully, it will enrich their lives and they will learn more about village government and how it operates,” Lombard village trustee Dan Whittington said.
Whittington is chairman of the village’s Community Relations Committee, which was responsible for establishing the leadership program. The program was specifically created for students considering a career in government or public service.”
“Maybe a career path will come out of this for them,” Whittington said, adding students who complete the program can also use it as an activity on their college applications.
During the three two-hour sessions, village staff from the manager’s office, as well as from the finance, community development, public works, police and fire departments, will give interactive presentations and answer questions from participants.
During the final session, students will meet with the Lombard Village Board of Trustees and attend a board meeting to observe the local government process, Whittington said.
Participants will be presented with a certificate of completion at the meeting.
The program will accept 10 applicants, and applications are due March 21.
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For more information on the program, visit www.villageoflombard.org or contact Bridget Doyle, Village of Lombard Communications Coordinator at 630-620-5718 or via email at email@example.com.