Eastvale: Meet City Council’s Student Liaison

BY EMILY LUNDBERG

 

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Julia Aquilar sits in on her first City Council meeting. (Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Madrigal)

On April 23, the Eastvale City Council’s first student liaison, Julia Vazquez, was introduced to the Council. Vazquez is a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School and currently serves as the Associated Student Body (ASB) President. She is also a member of the Senior Class Council, and plans to major in Psychology. As part of her position, Vazquez attended all City Council meetings during her tenure, and participated on the Board with the council members and Mayor Ike Bootsma. At the end of each meeting, she provided an update on the happenings at Eastvale schools, including activities, concerns, and anything else pertaining to the youth of Eastvale.

When asked why her position was of value, Vazquez said, “I think it’s important to have a student representative because it allows the students, the youth of the City, to have a voice and be a part of something bigger than just school… [and] be an active part of the community as well.” She went onto say she hopes, “With this position we will have more action taking place within the schools to make the students have an enjoyable, safe and fun learning environment.”

During the summer Vazquez will turn the reins over to the 2014-2015 ASB President and Vice President.