Jr. Mayor Jenna Williams proudly carried the City of Douglas Flag during the opening ceremony at the Georgia Municipal Association's Convention.
Youth Council members at the GMA Convention
Youth Council members with former Douglas City Manager, Terrell Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is now a consultant for the Georgia Municipal Association.
The Mayor’s Youth Council had the opportunity to listen to GMA Executive Director, Larry Hanson, discussing the future of leadership in the State of Georgia. Mr. Hanson said, “The City of Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council is very impressive and respectful. It’s good to see our youth at the convention. Several cities have approached the GMA staff seeking assistance and information on starting a youth council in their community.”
The Youth Council learns about budgeting a fire truck as Mayor Paulk discusses with a GMA vendor the process of purchasing a fire truck for a city. The truck in the photo costs $350,000 and takes 10-12 months to build.
The Youth Council learns more about the budget process as Mayor Paulk explains the costs associated with one police officer on patrol.