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3700 Old Philadelphia Pike / Bethlehem, Pa 18015 / 610-865-3291

Junior Council Person Program

Lower Saucon Township Background
The Junior Council Program was started in the 1990s by several Boroughs in the State of Pennsylvania under the direction of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.

Purpose
The Junior Council Person Program provides an opportunity for the high school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to participate in the governing process in their own community. The Junior Council Person acts as a link between the youth of the community and the governing body by providing information from their perspective, and will, in turn, gain an understanding and be able to explain to their peers what municipal government is all about.

Appointments
Junior Council Persons who are Juniors and Seniors can serve on the following Councils, Boards and Commissions:

  • Township Council (1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 7 p.m.)
  • Township Planning Commission (4th Thursday of each month - 7 p.m.)
  • Township Environmental Advisory Council (2nd Tuesday of each month - 7 p.m.)
  • Township Park & Recreation Board (1st Monday of each month - 7 p.m.)

Junior Council Persons who are Sophomores can serve on the following:

  • Township Planning Commission (4th Thursday of each month - 7 p.m.)
  • Township Environmental Advisory Council (2nd Tuesday of each month - 7 p.m.)
  • Township Park & Recreation Board (1st Monday of each month - 7 p.m.)

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of Lower Saucon Township
  • Applicant must be a Sophomore (10th Grade), Junior (11th Grade), or Senior (12th Grade)
  • Applicant must be willing to serve a one (1) year term to coincide with the duration of the school year
  • Applicant must take an oath of office
  • Applicant should be able to attend all meetings of the Council, Board and Commission they are appointed to, including budget, special meetings
  • Applicant must submit a written statement of interest in being appointed as Junior Council Person to the Township Manager
  • Applicant is not permitted to vote
  • Applicant is not permitted to attend "Executive Sessions" of the Township Council
  • Applicant must observe Township Council meeting rules and will be permitted to ask questions, provide comments and make reports


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