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Mayor Drew tells young people how they can become involved. Photo Credit: HYPE
one hundred people registered for Boards and Commissions on Tap, an event for young people to learn how to become more involved in their communities, co-sponsored by YES and HYPE.
 
The February 22nd event featured a panel discussion moderated by CT DOT's Randal Davis on how young people can get involved in shaping their community by joining a local town Board or Commission. CMSC's Christine Schilke, YES co-chair, introduced Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Middletown Mayor Dan Drew who offered their thoughts on how young people can help shape their community. Attendees also had the opportunity to speak with town representatives from various boards and commissions in the Metro Hartford region.
 
Panelist Jonathan Cabral wrote a blog for the Partnership for Strong Communities on the enthusiasm he witnessed from young professionals interested in joining boards and commissions, while HYPE's Katie Kervick, member of HYPE's Civic Engagement Committee, offers an excellent recap of the event