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Junior Council Person Program

The Junior Council Person Program (JCP) is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of the boroughs to participate in the governing process of their own communities. The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) believes that the outreach of both the community to the youth and the youth to the community is the start of building our boroughs toward the future.

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New! JCP Recognition Program
It is important that today's youth be encouraged to take an active interest in local government decision-making. Since 2000, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) has been promoting and encouraging high school students to get involved in borough government by becoming a Junior Council Person (JCP).  Since that time, hundreds of students have participated in the JCP Program in boroughs throughout the state. 
Moving the program forward, PSAB will recognize Junior Council Person(s) by presenting a plaque in recognition of his or her commitment to your borough. A member of the PSAB Board of Directors or staff will honor your JCP at a borough council meeting. Download this form and return it to PSAB so we may schedule this special recognition. Click here to access the photo gallery from the Distinguished Award presentations.
Please feel free to contact Stephanie Drake, JCP Outreach Project Coordinator, at or 800-232-7722, Ext. 1017. Thank you for your commitment to fostering the personal growth of our future leaders.

Developing a JCP Program in Your Borough
JCP Program Webinar Handout
JCP Program Guide to Borough Government
JCP Pledge
Roberts Rules of Order
JCP Sample Resolution