Come out and support student leadership at the fourth annual “Taste of Macon-Bibb Follies” to help raise money for the Macon-Bibb County Youth Commission. This year’s lineup of elected officials, community leaders, employees, and more will take the stage at The Douglass Theatre (355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) on April 8, 2017. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Seating is limited, and tickets can be purchased from any Commissioner or at the Mayor’s Office in Government Center (700 Poplar Street) for $15. Featured performers this year include: Mayor Robert Reichert, Mayor Pro Tem Bert Bivins, Commissioner Joe Allen, Commissioner Larry Schlesinger, Coroner Leon Jones, Bill & Sue Davis, Tommy New, the Powersville Opry, and representatives from the Macon Water Authority, Macon-Bibb County Business Development Services, Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, and Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Commission.
Funds raised are used throughout the year to facilitate Youth Commissioner learning sessions about government, how it works, and how they can be more involved. This past year, students were able to visit Atlanta to learn about state government and Washington, D.C. to learn about the federal government. They also were able to attend several conferences and network with student leaders from around the state and globe.
About Macon-Bibb Youth Commission
The Macon-Bibb County Youth Commission is part of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). This is the fourth year for our cohort in our community, and this year, 26 students from Bibb County public and private high schools were selected after a rigorous application and interview process from an applicant pool of more than 100.
Students in the Youth Commission get to see how government works, what’s changing through consolidation, and how they can be involved with and improve the community now and in the future. Throughout the course of the year, students take part in team-building exercises, attend Commission meetings, tour county facilities, visit the State Capitol and U.S. White House, and interact with local and state leaders.
Pictures from their visits can be seen on their Facebook page, Below are some videos and stories produced by the Office of Public Affairs about their recognitions and visits around Macon-Bibb, the state, and the country.
Youth Commission student chosen for national leadership position
Students from Georgia, Japan attend Third Annual Youth Leadership Summit
Newest Youth Commission cohort welcomed
Annual student leadership award presented
Student leaders learn about airport’s economic impact
Student leaders visit Washington, DC to learn about federal government
Student leaders visit water treatment plant at Javors Lucas Lake