Student Municipal Representatives
SMRP Class of 2023-2024: Back row left to right: Edgar San Jose, Shawn Fisk, Kristin Groen, Catherine Smith, Aiden Brueck, Ava Scott, Ethan Trochowski. Middle row left to right: Parker Green, Meredith Walker, Sophia Mangon, Maybree Garrott, Cloe Gardner, Vienna Horvath, Andrew Funai. Front row left to right: Morgan Doan, Rae Feinman, Adrianna Barnes, Elliana Edwards. Not pictured: Noor Awadallah, Caroline Babbitt, Camden Doerrer, Hunter Hannaman, Tyler Lowery, Luke Mowery, Andrew Schweikert, Carter Sharpnack, Liam Short.
The City of Green Student Municipal Representative Program (SMRP) was created in 2016 under the direction of Mayor Gerard Neugebauer with an inaugural class of 11 students. Now in year 7, the SMRP has appointed more than 100 students entering grades 10 through 12 to city boards and commissions.
The purpose of the program is to provide exposure to the people and processes of Green’s local government. The hope is that this experience will inspire meaningful community involvement and leadership throughout the course of their lives – wherever home may be. [Video] Class of 2023.
Student Municipal Representatives are also encouraged to volunteer as part of various city initiatives which have included Southgate Farm, the historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, State of the City, Twisted WilderFest, Garlic Mustard War and the planting of the Lichtenwalter Rain Garden.
Applicants must be residents of Green. Students are appointed as non-voting members and serve from September to May.
The goal of the program is to encourage volunteerism and civic responsibility. Students can serve on the:
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Civil Service Commission
- Design Review Board
- Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
- Green Drug Task Force
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Living Green Task Force
- Parks and Recreation Board
- Planning and Zoning Commission
- Mayor's Junior Council
The 2022-23 Mayor's Junior Council has selected to create a podcast as their group project for the year. Our Town, Our Take features our Student Representatives discussion topics of interest in the City or Schools. Watch now:
Episode 7: Featuring Cindy Brown
Episode 6: Featuring Nichole Messner
Episode 5: Featuring Lauren Falcone and Wayne Wiethe
Episode 4: Featuring Doug Oplinger
Episode 3: Featuring Sarah Haring
Episode 2: Featuring Mayor Gerard Neugebauer
For additional information and questions, please email Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator .
Applications for the 2023-24 school year have closed. 2024-25 applications will open in Spring of 2024.