On Thursday, January 20, 2022, the Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council held its first meeting of 2022. The Council recognized January as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month and thanked the Douglas Police Department for its ongoing efforts in community policing.
The Youth Council member chosen to spotlight for January is Brody Grantham. Brody is the son of Samuel and Michelle Grantham. He attends Coffee Middle School and is a member of the Middle School football team, the Olympic weightlifting team, the Honor Society, and the Chess Club. In addition to serving as a Junior Commissioner on the Mayor’s Youth Council, Brody also serves on the Douglas-Coffee County Youth Court. Brody plans to go to college, play football, and earn a degree in veterinary medicine.
The Youth Council has chosen to recognize Rita D. Harper as an Outstanding Community Leader for January. Ms. Harper was selected for her efforts with the Douglas-Coffee County Youth Court Program and her outstanding community leadership with youth in Douglas and Coffee County.
The next Mayor’s Youth Council will be held on Thursday February 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Maison des Jeunes. Youth applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year to serve in Douglas-Coffee County Youth Court. For more details, please contact Dinitra Williams, Mayor of Douglas Youth Council and Youth Court Coordinator, at (912) 331-9398 or call the City Clerk’s Office at (912) 389-3405.