Junior Council Person Program

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The Junior Council Person (JCP) Program provides youth in your community with an opportunity to get engaged in borough government and develop leadership skills. It also allows borough officials to serve as mentors to students who will be future leaders in their communities.
Since 2000, PSAB has been encouraging high school students to get involved in borough government by becoming a JCP. Since that time, hundreds of students have participated in the JCP Program in boroughs throughout PA.
Distinguished Junior Council Person Award
PSAB recognizes qualified Junior Council Person(s) by presenting a Distinguished Junior Council Person Award in recognition of his or her commitment to your borough. A member of the PSAB Board of Directors or staff will honor your JCP at a borough council meeting. Download this form and return it to schedule this special recognition or contact Stephanie Drake, JCP Program Director, at sdrake@boroughs.org or 800-232-7722, Ext. 1017.

New! Submit your JCP's information online here to be recognized in the Borough News!

Resources for Developing a JCP Program in Your Borough

JCP Program Webinar Handout
Grove City Borough JCP Presentation
JCP Program Guide to Borough Government
JCP Pledge
Roberts Rules of Order
JCP Sample Resolution
JCP Recognition Request Form
Sample Press Release to Announce New JCP
Sample Press Release to Recognize Distinguished JCP Award Recipient

In the News
JCP Position Comes Full Circle for Souderton Borough Councilman
(Borough News Magazine - July 2016)
Are You the Next Generation in Local Government?

(Borough News Magazine - May 2016)
Brookville's Junior Councilwoman Earns Statewide Recognition

(Jeffersonian Democrat - 6/9/16)
Lititz Junior Council Members: Where are they Now?

(Lititz Record Express - 4/6/16)
Haley Frey Sworn in As Junior Council Member
(Public Opinion - 10/27/15)

Photo Gallery
Junior Council Person (JCP) Presentations