Youth Town Council

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Information on the Somerset Youth Town Council can be found below.

At the Town Council Meeting on October 2, 2023, the Town Council established the Somerset Youth Council, as a pilot program. On June 6, 2024, the Town Council passed a Charter drafted by the Youth Council making in a new, exciting part of Somerset's government. The Youth Council is an opportunity for the Town that seeks to foster community, increase youth engagement, and educate about the local government process. Applications for the Youth Council open in July and close in August with appointments being made by the Mayor and approved by the Council in September. Each session of the Youth Council runs from September to August.

The inaugural cohort of the Somerset Youth Town Council (2024):
Ari Peters (Grade 11) - Youth Mayor
Sara Guinand (Grade 10) - Youth Council President
Peter Kumar (Grade 11) - Youth Councilmember
Pierpaolo Baldassari (Grade 10) - Youth Councilmember
Kalman Levitin (Grade 10) - Youth Councilmember
Aubrey Green (Grade 10) - Youth Councilmember
Tabitha Cutler (Grade 9) - Youth Councilmember
Zoe Gibson-Johnson (Grade 9) - Youth Councilmember

This Council is an amazing chance for Somerset youth to make a real impact on our community, learn about local government, and have a voice in shaping our Town's future.  

As members of the Youth Council, students will:
  • Provide valuable insights into the issues that matter to young people in our Town.
  • Learn about local government and how it works from different speakers.
  • Collaborate with other motivated students to tackle important topics.
  • Gain a better understanding of community leadership.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact EJ Hardwick, Town Manager, Town of Somerset at or by calling (301) 657-3211. 

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