Some of the issues raised at the Town Hall Meeting were
- County and school budget
- Maintenance of Effort
- Gaithersburg West Master Plan
- Wheaton redevelopment
- White Flint Master Plan
- Health care/insurance for people under the age of 18
- School safety
- College education
- Staying and living in Montgomery County
- Magnet schools
- Environmental issues
- After school programs
- Sports Academy
- Intervention and prevention programs
- Places/venues for young people
- Role models
- School-based services
- And many other topics
The meeting was open to high school and middle school students from around the County. The meeting allowed the participants to let Councilmembers know how they feel about specific issues and also provided the opportunity to ask questions of the Councilmembers in an organized, but informal, setting.
Participants also had the opportunity to speak with Councilmembers at a reception before the meeting. Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg and her colleagues also stayed after the meeting to converse with parents and students.
The meeting was broadcasted live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM) and will rebroadcast at various times in the following weeks on Channel 6 or 30. The program was also broadcasted live on simulcast on Network partners at Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College. Susan Kennedy, a producer for the county station, moderated the meeting.
Watch the Youth Town Hall Meeting online.