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Governor Swears In Youth Advisory Council
08:04AM / Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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BOSTON — Governor Maura Healey swore in the members of her Youth Advisory Council. 
Established through an executive order, Council members will advise the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the entire administration on critical issues impacting Massachusetts, such as civic engagement, education, climate, housing, mental health and youth violence. 
The Council is made up of 60 young people, ranging ages 16-21, from every region in Massachusetts, who will serve a two-year appointment.  
From Berkshire County:
Aleksei Chang,
Cameryn Wilk,
Leslye Bautista-Cruz,
Quinn Dillon,
"Every day, our administration is making policy decisions that have a significant impact on the lives of young people for generations to come. Now, through this advisory council, they will have a direct say in their futures," said Governor Healey. "We hear from young people all the time about the issues that matter to them most – everything from climate, to education, to mental health, to gun violence. This advisory council opens up the door for conversation, recommendations and action. I look forward to working with each and every single member as we work together to make Massachusetts more affordable, competitive and equitable for all."   
The 60 young people who make up the "Executive Committee" of the Youth Council will be leading initiatives, listening sessions, and working groups by working with other youth who have applied to the Council. All members are appointed for a two-year term.  
The Youth Advisory Council has geographic, racial and gender diversity, and includes members of the LGBTQ+ community. In total, members speak 14 different languages. 
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