As part of the Kennesaw Youth Council’s (KYC) initiative to get high school students involved with their local government and community, Croy Engineering’s Wayne McGary and Dan Dobry have worked closely with KYC members to teach them the importance of infrastructure, planning, traffic improvements, and budgeting with regard to community and project planning. “It is an important learning experience for the students because they get to learn what it is like to be on a council,” said Mr. McGary. “They get to learn how to prioritize community needs based on budgets and the impact their choices will have on the community.”
Created in 2002, the Kennesaw City Council selects a team of high school students to work with the Mayor, Council, and City Staff for the length of one school year. The students provide insight and opinions on various community improvement needs including the Police Department, the Parks and Recreation Department, and their community’s future growth.