LA Mayor Garcetti Leads National Pledge to Expand Youth Councils

Los Angeles–Mayor Garcetti joined U.S. Conference of Mayors President (USCM) and Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan Barnett, Gresham, OR Mayor Shane Bemis, and a coalition of more than two dozen mayors Friday to sign the Mayors’ Compact on Youth Councils.
Mayor Garcetti with youth leaders (LA CITY )
The pledge commits each mayor to empower local youth and develop their leadership skills by creating formal opportunities to bring them to the table in their city governments.

The group convened at the USCM’s first-ever Youth Summit, which brought together over 150 young leaders and mayors from across the country, along with March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg.

Mayor Garcetti signing Mayors’ Compact (LA CITY)

This commitment is inspired by Mayor Garcetti’s Youth Council — which teaches over 200 students from every corner of L.A. about civic engagement and how to get involved in local causes — and his pioneering Youth Council to End Gun Violence — a group of young Angelenos who led a successful public awareness campaign on gun issues and advised the Mayor on steps to strengthen public safety in our schools and across our communities.

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