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For the second year in a row, Brighton Youth Commissioner Giana Rocha has been appointed as a youth representative of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Council on Youth, Education and Families. This council guides and oversees the work of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families. In addition, the council fosters peer-learning and networking opportunities for elected municipal leaders and youth leaders, stimulates effective leadership on behalf of children, youth and families and elevates the voices of city and youth leaders in broader discussions of the needs of children, youth and families.

"We are so proud of Giana's reappointment," said Brighton Mayor Greg Mills. "This shows just how strong our Brighton Youth Commission is and their passion to make a difference in their community. We look forward to seeing Giana growing her knowledge and accomplishments in this position."

The Brighton Youth Commission is a body of 22 youth and six adults who are appointed by City Council to study, investigate and implement projects on matters impacting youth in the city.

“I’m honored to be reappointed and am more than excited for the year ahead,” said Rocha. “I’m so grateful to have my voice be heard on a national level as so many of my dreams are coming true."

Council Member Tim Watts has also been appointed to the NLC’s 2021 Council on Youth, Education and Families.

For more information, contact Tawnya Russell, Manager of Youth Services, at trussell@brightonco.gov.

About the National League of Cities:

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, a special entity within the National League of Cities, helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their communities. For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/membership/groups-networks.

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