Union City’s Youth Leadership Council Members attended the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference earlier this spring (Mar. 8-12) in Washington D.C. They met with Senator David Perdue, Jr. at the senator’s office and toured the nation’s Capitol. NLC encourages the participation of youth (high school students) at its annual City Summit in November and its Congressional City Conference in March.
At these conferences, youth delegates have the opportunity to learn and share ideas for improving their communities and discuss federal policies that affect their cities and towns. They also learn about NLC’s legislative priorities, have the chance to be a part of an important dialogue, and gain information they can use for discussion and action at home.
The youth gain experience, acquire new skills, learn responsibility and accountability, develop a greater sense of confidence, empowerment, and membership; and forge meaningful connections with other youth and adult leaders.