Wilmington City Council participates in Youth In City Government Day
May 9, 2022
On May 5, 2022, members of the Wilmington City Council participated in this year’s Youth In City GovernmentProgram virtually and in person in Council Chambers located in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building at 800 N. French Street in Wilmington, DE. Sponsored by The Department of Parks & Recreation and the Division of Youth and Families, with collaboration from Mayor Mike Purzycki, Wilmington City Council, and various city Department Heads, the Youth In City Government Program works with local school districts to educate students on the democratic political process and the various roles they can play. The program includes a four-step process:
Delegates – Each school selects eleven students representing each party to attend the Convention.
Conventions – A one-day convention is held for each political party at the City/County Building. Students elect individuals from their party to run in a citywide election for Mayor, City Treasurer, Council President, as well as twelve City Council seats.
Campaigns – Selected candidates solicit the support of their delegates to campaign for them at their school.
Election – Each participating school votes for the candidate of their choice.