Montgomery County students will be given a chance to tell the county council what is on their minds Wednesday.
The council will host a town hall meeting for students at 7 p.m. at the council building on Maryland Avenue in Rockville. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the building’s second-floor cafeteria.
Designed to give students an audience with their elected officials to voice their opinions on issues and ask questions, the town halls in 2010 and 2011 had more than 400 students attend, according to a county news release.
For the first time, the council will also use Twitter to bring more young people into the discussion.
Questions will be taken during the meeting from tweets and students can engage in the discussion using the hashtag #mocoyouth. Students tweeting about the event are encouraged to use the hashtag, as well, according to the release.
Council Vice President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said the town hall is part of an increasing effort by the council to engage with its student residents.
Students in high school, middle school and elementary school are welcome, but the county has asked that those who wish to attend the meeting RSVP by calling 240-777-7931.