Ann Arbor City Council Unanimously Approves Student Advisory Council

Joe Shea, Communications Director
jbsshea@umich.edu
For Immediate Release
January 19th, 2016

ANN ARBOR— On Tuesday evening, Ann Arbor City Council unanimously passed a Resolution to create a Student Advisory Council. The Student Advisory Council will be comprised of nine members, and includes– among others– one representative from Ann Arbor City Council, four University of Michigan students, and one student from the Ann Arbor Public School (AAPS) system. They will meet once every other month.

The purpose of the Council is to promote dialogue and increase collaboration between students and the city of Ann Arbor, with the ultimate goal of realizing a safer, more inclusive Ann Arbor community. The Student Advisory Council is also part of a larger effort within the Schafer Administration to increase student voice at both the University and local levels.

CSG President David Schafer congratulated the City Council: “This is a great first step towards increasing collaboration between the city of Ann Arbor and students,” said Schafer. “I very much look forward to seeing the Student Advisory Council flourish and produce lasting relationships among students, members of City Government, and the greater community.”

Going forward, as outlined by the Resolution, CSG will appoint two students to serve on the Student Advisory Council. Interested applicants should reach out to csg.contact@umich.edu.

A copy of the Resolution can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz3qOvMHVZEDbnkwVk9BLXF0dm8/view?usp=sharing