Youth Day 2019: High school seniors shadow city officials for a day

picture of students and Watervliet city officials standing in front of City HallThirteen high school seniors spent the part of the day on Thursday, May 30 with Watervliet city officials, including the mayor, council members, corporation counsel, finance administrator, police chief, judge and others, to learn about the responsibilities of elected officials and municipal workers in the city. View more Youth Day photos on Facebook

The students toured the police and fire departments, and participated in a mock city council meeting, where they shared what they learned and saw during time spent with officials during the job shadow.

picture of students in mayor's office seated at table talking with the mayor and council membersMembers of the senior class vote on which student delegates to send to the annual event, which is a longstanding tradition between the city and school.

This year’s student delegates included:

  • Mayor – Jeffrey Clermont
  • Councilperson – Zagham Shah
  • Councilperson – Jeffrey Bisner
  • Corporation Counsel – Alexis Dykes 
  • General Manager – Joe Brown
  • City Clerk – Kahlysa Parsons
  • Finance Director – Hannah Linacre
  • Recreation Department – Hannah Brown
  • Planning Department – Mustafa Raza
  • Sanitation Department – Daniel Moore
  • City Court Judge – Davina Gladney
  • Fire Chief – James Strock
  • Police Chief – Angelina Rodriguez