Orange County, FL –Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host her 2nd Annual Youth Leadership Conference this Friday at the Orange County Renaissance Senior Center. Nearly 200 students from Orange County public high schools will learn about their local government, why it’s important to them and how they can get involved to solve community issues. The one-day program kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until 1:00 p.m.
The conference covers topics such as land use and zoning, code enforcement, community service and it engages the teens directly through mock public hearings. Several key elected officials will join Mayor Jacobs including Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, School Board Chairman Bill Sublette, Sheriff Jerry Demings, OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins; and various county commissioners and school board members as well as Orlando Magic Director of Multicultural Insights and Cause Marketing Lucas Boyce.
The students taking part in the conference were selected by their high school principals. They will have the opportunity to network with other students from county high schools who also serve in leadership roles.
For more information, call The Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division at (407) 836-5606.
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Senior Center
Address: 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.