Premier Group of Students Sworn in to Youth Councils

2015 Mayors Teen CouncilCEDAR HILL, TX – An exciting new group of young people were sworn in to the Mayor’s Teen Council and the Cedar Hill Police Department Student Law Enforcement Advisory and Development (L.E.A.D.) Council for 2015-2016. This select group of students attends Cedar Hill ISD and/or are residents of Cedar Hill. The swearing in took place at the Cedar Hill Government Center on the evening of September 7th. State Representative Helen Giddings and a representative from the office of U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson congratulated students on this honor.
The Mayor’s Teen Council was created in 2012 to help our youth develop leadership skills as they plan and execute projects that help our community flourish. Mayor Rob Franke and city staff educate the Council about the workings of municipal government through discussions, tours and interactive projects. The projects have included planting trees along the new trail system, producing a video for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and volunteering for numerous community events. The Teen Council attends the Youth Advisory Commission Summit each year to share their experiences and learn how other communities are being changed through their youth programs.
The L.E.A.D. Council was created this year to focus on leadership and developing a spirit of service. This Council is comprised of high school age student leaders who desire a greater impact on their community through the development of positive relationships with local law enforcement officials. The L.E.A.D. council also serves in an advisory role to assist in the development of procedures, policies and initiatives.