Program students were recommended by individuals from GMC Prep School, Georgia College Early College, YES (Youth Enrichment Services) Program, High Achievers Program, Dads of Great Students (DOGS) and 100 Black Men of Milledgeville Oconee Area Chapter.
“This program aims to help youth develop voice and advocacy skills,” Jarrett said. “All of the participating students were chosen by their adult leaders and recognized as young people who have the potential to make a difference in the community.”
The Mayor’s Commission, having returned from a field trip to meet state-level governmental officials at the state capital Tuesday afternoon, is planning to travel to Georgia Power headquarters in spring to receive a presentation on economic development.
“They are at work and trying to expand their minds to make Milledgeville a better place, particularly for youth. We’re proud of what they’re doing; they are very bright and energetic,” said Bentley, who also traveled to Atlanta with students. “We learn as much from them as they learn from what we teach them.”
The Mayor's Commission will continue to meet weekly at Baldwin High School to complete their visionary project and meet monthly to hear and discuss various issues with the mayor and other local leaders until the program concludes in May.
In other news, the board:
• heard from Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce CEO April Bragg on how the Chamber has grown over the last 18 months and discuss how to strengthen the relationship with the city during the work session;
• heard from Public Works Director Frank Baugh regarding the restoration of Sexton Cottage at Memory Hill Cemetery through volunteer efforts by Friends of Baldwin County Cemetery;
• approved to withdraw an application without prejudice regarding the rezoning of residence 604 S. Jefferson St. into a community commercial zone; and
• heard from Meredith Lipson of Mauldin and Jenkins regarding the city’s annual audit report.
The Milledgeville City Council will next convene at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 26 in Council Chambers at City Hall.
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