Association Seeks Teens Interested in Making a Difference

One of the River Hill Community Association’s goals is to provide programs forand involve residents of all ages. We have a strong history of engaging local teens and are currently seeking high schoolers interested in serving on the association’s Student Member Committee of the Board of Directors and the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). Both committees provide opportunities for teens to learn more about our community, interact with a variety of residents, develop leadership skills, and build on individual interests and strengths while having fun. Applications are now available for youth interested in serving for the September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 term.

Jennifer Zhang, a resident and student at River Hill High School, has served as the Student Member for two years and will graduate this spring. We are looking for one or two motivated student leaders from the village to fill Jennifer’s shoes. The Student Members attend the monthly Board of Directors meetings, have an advisory vote on issues, act as a liaison between their schools and the association, and are responsible for chairing the TAC. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors.

Membership on the TAC is open to local high schoolers who want to work with other teens and contribute to the River Hill community. The current TAC members are: Yamini Ananth, Brien Boullé, Emily Chi, Amber Deng, Toby Eegholm, Megan Rabe, Cindy Tian, Isabelle Zhan, and Andrew Zhang. The committee is crucial to the success of many of the association sponsored events including Halloween, Breakfast with Santa, and Independence Day Parade. Each year the TAC is charged with organizing at least one event or program for the community. Through the years this has included community clean-ups, an anti-bullying program for children and parents, multi-cultural and arts events, teen coffeehouse nights, and more. Frequently these events are organized as fundraisers to benefit non-profit organizations. This year the TAC organized the very enjoyable Claret Hall Cook-Off held in March. This event drew residents of all ages as chefs and tasters and resulted in 30 lbs. of non-perishable food collected and $84 raised for the Howard County Food Bank.

The Village Board will appoint the members of both committees following an application and interview process. Applications are available for the Teen Advisory Committee here  and for the Student Member of the Board Committee here or at Claret Hall. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. For more information, contact the Village Manager, Susan Smith, at 410-531-1749 or
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