Douglas County has a strong tradition of involving youth in local government, being the first county in Wisconsin to include high school students on the County Board of Supervisors. The Youth in Governance program also includes youth delegates on the Superior City Council and Superior Days.
It is overseen by local officials and the UW-Extension office’s 4-H Youth Development Educator, Sharon Krause. On August 18th, 2016 the supervisors acknowledged the contributions of youth delegates who have finished their terms of service.
Present were Nathan Lindahl and Dustin Soyring, both of whom expressed their thanks for the opportunity to learn how local government works. Nathan will use this experience as he begins to pursue degrees in political science and history at UW-Madison this fall. Dustin will soon finish the Farm & Industry program at UW-Madison and then settle in the area to help run his family’s farm.
Kara Schmidt of UWS and Joseph Stensland of WITC have also finished their terms.