Students in the small village of Jeromesville are working toward change.
The city’s mayor Randy Spade, has organized a junior city council. The group has its own meetings and they voice concerns among youth.
“We always stop the discussion and make sure they’re included. they’re a part of everything we do when it comes to their generation,” said Spade. “We had spent all of this time waiting to be a grown up- to talk. then we got to be a grown-up, we didn’t know what to say. When they cast their first vote in the elections, they’re going to know the issues better than their peers.”
Landon Allis serves as junior mayor.
“I’m going to end up being president in 2040, which is the first year I can become eligible,” said Allis. “I’m able to contact Mayor Spade whenever I need to. I have the power of using the whistle and the power of using the gavel.”
The village of Jeromesville has 564 residents.