Sheriff McDonnell Speaks with La Mirada’s Youth in Government Students
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell served as the guest speaker at the 58th annual Youth in Government luncheon in the City of La Mirada Thursday.
Youth in Government is a collaborative effort between the City of La Mirada, La Mirada High School, and the La Mirada Ebell club. The award-winning program partners students from La Mirada High School with City officials to engage local youth in City government.
Held at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, the luncheon enabled students to meet with their elected official and staff counterparts. Members of the La Mirada City Council and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District were among those who attended.
Sheriff McDonnell discussed the value of public service and encouraged the students to stay involved as community leaders.
From October to February, Youth in Government students work with City officials and staff members to learn the functions and processes of municipal government. During this time, students review community programs and services and develop ideas for enhancing services. The students will present their recommendations at the February 27 City Council meeting.
For additional information on the Youth in Government program, contact (562) 943-0131.