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Happy Valley's annual Youth Town Hall to include relevant panel speakers (Photo) - 11/08/19

Happy Valley Youth Council’s 10th Annual Youth Town Hall event once again invites teens throughout Clackamas County to connect and share concerns. Through interactive activities and guided discussions, the participating teens voice their ideas and develop solutions to issues that are especially meaningful to them. This year, the event includes guest speakers representing community in the business, education, law enforcement, and social services realms.  

The Youth Town Hall is free to participants and all local high school students are encouraged to attend. Happy Valley resident and business owner, Eric Post, will moderate this year’s activities. Panelists include Happy Valley City Councilor and local business owner, David Golobay, North Clackamas School District Assistant Superintendent of Education, Shay James, Clackamas County Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Galli Murray, and Clackamas County Sheriff, Craig Roberts. Students will have the opportunity to not only hear from the panelists, but also ask questions and engage in open dialogue.

The Happy Valley Youth Council was established in 2010 and serves as the City’s platform for bringing to light the voice of the area’s youth. Comprised of 12 council members, the Youth Council provides dynamic leadership and has pioneered such integral programs as an annual prescription drug take back event, teen driver safety awareness, and educational opportunities related to mental health.

The City of Happy Valley prides itself on the ability to offer purposeful and thoughtful ways for the youth of the area to be involved in the community and government happenings.

“This event is a time for local teens to get together, share ideas and talk about issues they believe are affecting their community. It’s a time for adults to really listen and take our youth’s perspective into consideration.” – Stephani Hern, City of Happy Valley Community Involvement Specialist and Youth Council advisor

For teens interested in attending the Youth Town Hall, they are encouraged to contact Stephani Hern at 503-783-3819. Event will occur, Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at Happy Valley City Hall, located at 16000 SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley, Oregon 97086.

For further information, please contact Steve Campbell.

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