The River Hill Community Association’s Board of Directors has established two committees that provide teens with opportunities to share their views and have a local impact. The Student Member Committee has a maximum of two members who serve as liaisons to the Village Board of Directors. Members of the Committee must be residents of the Village of River Hill and rising juniors or seniors. The Association is looking for youth who have strong leadership skills and are interested in participating in the governance of our community. The members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, are responsible for attending the Board meetings, chair the Teen Advisory Committee, and serve as a link between their schools and the community. Sean Salisbury, a River Hill High School junior, currently serves in this capacity.
The Teen Advisory Committee consists of a maximum of six, high school age members. This Committee is responsible for promoting teen involvement in Association sponsored events and planning and implementing events and programs for teens. Members are expected to attend regular Committee meetings, occasional Board meetings, and participate in Association-sponsored events. The following youth currently serve on this Committee: Pradyun Dixit, Tiffany Kan, Sanjay Kunchakarra, Pauline Shih, and Deep Singh. In February, this Committee organized an afternoon for teens to make blankets for Project Linus. Many Association–sponsored events would not be possible without the assistance of Committee Members and the teen volunteers who they recruit to help.
The members of both committees are appointed by the Board of Directors following an application and interview process. The Association is currently seeking teens who are interested in serving the community. The term of appointment for all positions is September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013. The position responsibilities and application forms are available online at www.villageofriverhill.org or may be picked up at Claret Hall. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2012. For more information contact the Susan M. Smith at 410-531-1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.