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Bozeman seeks younger perspective for city government issues

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 12:57:37-04

BOZEMAN, Mont.- Young professionals in Bozeman recently formed a group to look at and discuss issues and policies within the city.

The Young Professionals Advisory Council is made up of young adults who represent various industries in the city of Bozeman.

A few individuals came to Deputy Mayor Chris Mehl to get the council started and he says he has wanted a group like this in Bozeman for quite some time and sees a need for a younger perspective when it comes to city government. 

This council will look at issues that will impact the next generation such as affordable housing.

“We as a city have a median age of 28, not counting the university, it would be even younger if you counted the university so having that young perspective is great. Knowing that folks are welcome here, we’re glad they’re here, we want them to be apart of the community, they have something to contribute, let’s get them involved,” City of Bozeman Deputy Mayor, Chris Mehl said.

Council members are under 35 and the group meets on the third Wednesday of every month excluding August. Meetings are open to the public. If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact Mehl at (406)-581-4992 or you can reach him by email by clicking here.