Linn County hosted around 50 area high school students for Future Leaders of Linn County on Tuesday.
This one-day event during National County Government Month engaged high school students in the government process by providing a hands-on, comprehensive learning experience.
Students began their day by meeting Linn County elected officials and department heads and touring the Linn County Public Service Center. They also attended the Linn County Board of Supervisors formal meeting and then participated in interactive breakout sessions with County staff.
The day culminated with six students serving on a mock Board of Supervisors along with Linn County Board of Supervisors Chair Stacey Walker.
Walker, who spearheaded the effort, says she hopes the event motivated students to consider careers in public service.
photo courtesy of Linn County