Student Representative

 

In an effort to gain new perspectives and ideas on recycling and waste diversion, the Policy Committee created a position for a Student Representative (high school junior or senior only). While this position will provide great benefit to Hamilton County, Ohio there are several benefits to the student.

Policy Committee Student Representative will receive:

l Hands-on experience in developing policy and programs
l Direct experience in understanding how local government operates
l Opportunities to hone leadership and public speaking skills
l Opportunities to create change at the local level

Prospective Hamilton County students are required to complete an application, provide a letter of recommendation, and secure both parental/guardian and principal permission to participate. The student’s term begins in September, 2018 with six bi-monthly meetings, concluding in July, 2019. Applications are due Thursday, June 14, 2018.

The Committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member, and three other representatives. The Student Representative is a non-voting position. Policy Committee responsibilities include reviewing and providing guidance on programs, reviewing and approving annual budgets, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste management plan, and making recommendations to the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners on solid waste management policies. Please note that all Policy Committee member positions are unpaid as is the Student Representative position.