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Villa Hills to Welcome Special Guests at April Council Meeting

Fifth grade students from Saint Joseph’s Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, and Villa Madonna Academy will shadow Mayor Callery, council members and staff during its April Council meeting. The April 20 meeting will be held at Villa Madonna Academy to accommodate the larger than normal council and guests.

Students from the three schools submitted short essays on why they wanted to serve as one of the 12 city officials during the meeting. Students were selected based on their essays. “Council is excited to share this real life experience of government in action with these students” said Scott Ringo, the member of council who took the lead organizing this event.

The students will participate in the Council meeting in place of each city official for a portion of the meeting.

“Our city is the closest government to the people and the most important. We are very happy to hold this event and give our young people a chance to participate and learn," said Mayor Butch Callery.

Students participating include:

Mayor - Sophia Mancini (Villa Madonna)               
Public Works Director - Henry Ratterman (Villa Madonna)                  
Fire Authority Chair - Michael Finn - (St. Joseph’s)                                     
Police Chief - Evie Meyer (Villa Madonna)               
City Attorney - Courtney Mueller (St. Joseph’s)                       
City Engineer - Chase Fischer (Villa Madonna)               
Events & Beautification - Keira Schneider (St. Joseph’s)                      
Public Works Chair - Brooklyn Pickens (Villa Madonna)                 
Finance Chair - Benjamin Stroeffer (River Ridge)                       
Administration Chair - Greta Koszarek (Villa Madonna)                  
City Admin./Clerk - Wynnie Serra (St. Joseph’s)                     
Safety Chair - Graham Coomes (St. Joseph’s)                     

The public is invited to attend what is sure to be a fun and educational evening for all involved.  

- Staff report/Photo via Facebook