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Huntington Beach Youth Considering Careers in Local Government


The City of Huntington Beach Youth Board has coordinated the annual “Youth in Government Day” for the past 26 years with the goal of introducing local high school students to the importance of civic engagement, as well as exposure to career paths in local government. This year approximately 125 students from four local high schools participated. Students were each matched with the local agency department they were most interested in learning more about.

Representatives from the City Manager’s Office, City Council, City Attorney’s, City Clerk, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Police, Fire, Library, Community Services, Planning & Building, Public Works, and the Marketing & Visitor’s Bureau all participated and led tours, gave an overview of current projects and answered questions from inquiring students.

The program has consistently received excellent feedback from students who leave “Youth in Government Day” with a newfound enthusiasm for potentially working in the public sector. Click here to see the itinerary from Huntington Beach Youth Board’s 2011 program.

If you would like more information about the City of Huntington Beach Youth Board and its activities, please contact Ashley Wallace, Graduate Management Intern and Youth Board Liaison, at

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