Local Officials Day at the Utah State Capitol left a lasting impression on area high school students, and Eagle Mountain City Youth Council Mayor Ericsson Ansah-Antwi was no exception.
The event aims to foster civic engagement among local city youth councils in the state of Utah by providing speakers and learning opportunities for both high school students and local government leaders.
Ansah-Antwi, who attended the event at the capitol on Wednesday, highlighted the diverse and engaging activities that made the day a rich learning experience.
“In between breakfast and lunch, we were able to participate in a bingo activity that let us interact with members of Youth Councils from other cities, go on both a scavenger hunt and self-guided tour around the capitol, and participate in a mock committee, all of which let us explore various facets of city administration,” Ansah-Antwi said.
The event provided a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the intricate world of state government and city administration.
Local Officials Day, organized by the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT), acts as a way to bridge the gap between area youth, local officials and state legislators.
Ansah-Antwi emphasized the importance of practical experiences in understanding the workings of local government.
“During lunch, we heard from multiple leaders, including mayors and the governor, where we learned a bit about the future of Utah,” Ansah-Antwi said. “I’m really glad we were able to go, learn, and meet others. It was an overall great experience.”
The event provided a platform for students to gain insights into the future trajectory of Utah and connect with influential figures who play a pivotal role in shaping the state’s progress.
The event not only facilitated learning and exploration for the participating youth but also fostered meaningful connections and a sense of shared purpose in building a brighter future for Utah.