A very youthful Saline Youth Council returns to the dais Jan. 17.
At Monday's meeting, Saline City Council unanimously approved the Saline Youth Council for 2020.
Typically, the council meets from September through May. But this year, the council had just four new members and needed a recruitment effort to start.
Saline High School seniors Emma Rose Reilly and Megan Bankowski lead the council as chair and vice-chair. Also on the council are seniors Jane Altevogt, Emily Cook, Jolie Kretzschmar, and Kayla Wilson, junior Audrey Cook, sophomores Ellie Fordek and Carter Bankowski and freshmen Jennifer Gage, Kaleigh McClelland, Jesus Caroso and Viviana Zegrean.
"I am glad we found young people willing to step forward and serve the committee in this important task," Mayor Brian Marl said.
Councillor Jack Ceo said he was pleased to see so many young students participating because it could lead to continuity.
The youth council consists of 13 high school students whose mission is to make Saline a better place for teens and serve as a conduit between city government and youth. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month during the school year at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers. SYC meets to discuss community issues, plan events, fulfill volunteer commitments in the community, and do fundraising projects. It was formed in 2002.