Chatham County Youth Commissioner appointed to NLC Board

Lamar Ballard
Lamar Ballard

Lamar Ballard, a 17 year old junior from Islands High School has been appointed by the National League of Cities to serve on the Council for Youth, Education, and Families. He was one of five young people from across the country selected.

The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), a special entity within the National League of Cities (NLC), helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their communities

Ballard, an Executive Member of the Chatham County Youth Commission in his second term, says, “I think it is a big privilege to be selected.” He adds, “I will be able to apply the skills I learned on the Youth Commission to help develop youth policy for the entire country.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity especially since Lamar is the first young person in our community to serve on such a distinguished panel. Chatham County and Savannah is well represented and we are excited about this appointment,” says Van R. Johnson, II, Director of the Chatham County Youth Commission.

For more information on the Chatham County Youth Commission, visit their website at

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