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The Vernal Youth City Council completed one of the their service projects by cleaning up Kid’s Canal trail in Vernal. The Youth City Council is sponsored by Vernal City and the students attend Uintah High and Terra Academy (program is open to home school and AVEC students also). The youth council meets every other week during the school year. They vote in a student Mayor and select other positions such as City Manager, Police Chief, Recorder, Streets Superintendent, Tourism Director, etc. The youth council plans and implements service projects in the community and learn about local issues and how government functions. The youth recently met with their state legislators Senator Winterton and Representative Chew at the State Capital where the youth learned about the state legislative process and current bills. Advisors are Councilmember Nicholas Porter, Samantha Scott Chapoose and Heidi Bennion. Members of the Youth City Council 2020-21 are: