I am a city council representative and have had the pleasure of working with UW-Extension to facilitate a Youth in Government program. Victoria and Ellen have been instrumental in helping us get the program off the ground, maintaining contact with student and city representatives, and overall support. This program has helped the youth have a voice in our community and as a council representative, I feel this is a vital part of our city. The youth have brought in new ideas and it has been a positive experience for both city council and students. This would have been difficult to do on our own, but UW-Extension made this possible for our community and our youth. The continued support from UW-Extension has been critical in helping us keep this program going and supporting us in helping the youth become a part of our local government.