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

Junior Council Person Program

The Junior Council Person Program provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in local government and serve as a link between the municipal officials and the student’s peers at the high school.

Lower Saucon Township Junior Council Person Program Opportunities

The Township is seeking students residing in LST to participate in various meetings and offer input from their point of view. There are opportunities available for the 2023/2024 school year term (September 2023 - May 2024), and most meetings are held on a monthly basis.

Junior Council Persons may serve on the following Councils, Boards and Commissions:

Interested students may email Stacy Werkheiser at
with their name, grade, hobbies/interests, and the board they wish to serve on and why.

Wesleyville Borough was the first to establish the program in 1999. Since then, other Boroughs and Townships have followed suit to develop their own Junior Council Person Program.

The Junior Council Person Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of the Boroughs and Townships to participate in the governing process of their own community. The outreach of both the community to the youth and the youth to the community is the start of building our municipalities toward the future.

Lower Saucon Township's program began with the 2002-2003 school year and has been growing ever since.

The Junior Council Person Program provides youth in our community with an opportunity to engage in Township government and develop leadership skills. It also allows Township Officials to serve as mentors to students who will be future leaders in their communities.

The program allows students the opportunity to learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting and running effective meetings. It also allows the student the opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community.


  • Applicant must be a resident of Lower Saucon Township.
  • Applicant must be willing to serve a one (1) year term to coincide with the duration of the school year
  • Applicant must take a Junior Council Person pledge.
  • Applicant should be able to attend all meetings of the Council, Board and Commission they are appointed to, including budget, special meetings, and to participate in Community events.
  • Applicant must submit a written statement of interest in being appointed as Junior Council Person to the Township Manager.
  • JCP's cannot vote or participate in Executive Sessions.
  • Applicant must observe Township Council meeting rules and are encouraged to ask questions, provide comments and make reports.

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