SNELLVILLE – The city’s Youth Commission has a new leader.
Snellville resident Christopher O’Donoghue was tapped to lead the commission designed to promote high school student participation in local government.
O’Donoghue will oversee all activities related to the Snellville Youth Commission, including the student recruitment process, records management and promotion of the SYC, according to the job’s description.
“In order to be a productive citizen, it makes sense to make sure you know how the world works around you,” O’Donoghue said. “The idea for (students in the Youth Commission) is to bridge the gap between them and elected officials and see it play out – at least understand why things (in government) happen.”
O’Donoghue, who is a systems analyst for human resource company Aon Hewitt, will serve as Youth Outreach Coordinator on a part-time basis.
The Snellville Youth Commission is the brainchild of Councilwoman and South Gwinnett High School teacher Cristy Lenski who created it as a way to get students more involved in the city.