Local student earns spot on legislative council

Elodie Nierenberg was chosen from 62 applicants across the state

A Camas High School student has been named to the Legislative Youth Advisory Council.

Elodie Nierenberg, representing the 17th Legislative District, is one of 13 youth who will serve on the council, which was established in 2005 to give the Legislature advice on the critical issues related to education, health and fitness, test reform, school safety and other topics.

Nierenberg was selected from among 62 applicants from across the state’s 49 legislative districts.

A review committee screened the applicants and made their recommendations to the lieutenant governor Brad Owen.

The council, which meets up to six times annually, consists of a total of 22 members who serve two-year terms.

Students can be reappointed for subsequent two-year terms. For more information, visit lyac.leg.wa.gov or send an e-mail to lyac@leg.wa.gov.