May 4, 2012

Students Share Ideas with Local Government

Students Share Ideas with Local Government

Members from the MGCCC – Perkinston PBL Chapter teamed with high school seniors to organize a meeting with some of our local government representatives in order to share their ideas on how to make Perkinston and Wiggins a better place to live. The idea of the meeting was for the high school students to offer suggestions for ways to improve the overall quality of life for citizens as well as ways to encourage young adults to become more active in their communities.

The group met with the citys’ mayors in a closed session held at the Perksinton campus during which time they were able take turns voicing their opinions on subject matters of their choice. The students strongly recommended a youth activity center. They felt there was a lot to do for the college students, but not much for the high school students to get involved in. Other items on their list were a skating rink, department stores, and a bowling alley. Many students voiced an opinion in favor of local citizens paying slightly higher taxes in order to repave the roads, improve the safety and sanitation of public facilities, and especially to support local educational institutions.

Getting involved with your local government provides an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community. By getting involved, you can influence the decisions of government officials, improve the quality of life for those less fortunate, and create an overall greater sense of belonging/interest among the other citizens of your community.

It's amazing how the actions of one person can truly make the world a better place to live. Start making a difference today by contacting our local government officials and sharing your ideas...they matter!

Make A Difference in Your Community

  • Visit the library to find services available to you through your local Council
  • Volunteer your time with any government-funded non-profit organization
  • Attend a Council meeting and listen to what is talked about and what decisions are being made
  • Join the local Chamber of Commerce
  • Become a member of your local Chamber of Commerce
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, VOTE

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