The ordinance proposed a Framingham Youth Council, that would reflect the social-economic and diversity of the city’s districts.
Petroni said the City’s youth, ages 13-22, should have a say in their government.
Petroni’s vision for a Youth Council would include a member from every district plus at large members appointed by the City Council and the Mayor.
Weeks later, with some vetting and tweaking, the City Council unanimously approved the ordinance. And then the Mayor held a public ceremony, with Petroni, to sign the ordinance into law.
Tuesday night, the 11-member City Council voted to approve the 13 members of the first-ever City of Framingham Youth Council.
District members will serve a 1-year term. At-large members will serve a 2-year term.
District 1 Jordan Summerfield
District 2 Alana Gordon
District 3 Mira Donaldson
District 4 Ashwina Bangari
District 5 Hamza Rifki
District 6 Alison Jones
District 7 Neha Senthil
District 8 Ruby Martinez
District 9 Julian Orellana-Vega
Cheryl Tully Stoll’s At-Large appointment Isabella Petroni (District 8)
George King’s At-Large appointment Chloe Mills (District 5).
Mayor Spicer’s two appointments are Avi Padayachee (District 1) and Gabryela Soares Mota (District 9)
Editor’s note: In full transparency, Petroni is my daughter.