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The county's newest board is also its youngest, with none
of the five volunteers older than 18. The young advisors hit the ground running
at their inaugural meeting Monday, and have taken the first steps toward
creating a work plan, setting up subcommittees and developing tasks for the
Colin MacArthur was elected chair and Ariana Rowberry
co-chair at Monday's meeting, which was attended by the all of the approved
board members. The board is comprised of Nat Gustafson, Ben Batha and Adrian
Figg as well as MacArthur and Rowberry. Two more members will be added to
create a full complement of seven, with interviews taking place on Thursday.
Capt. Kevin Purtyman of the Los Alamos Police Department
is the staff advisor to the group, and Councilor Nona Bowman is the council
liaison, and both were in attendance Monday. MacArthur conducted the orderly
meeting, turning to Bowman and Purtyman only for advice on completing a work
plan and staying within council's guidelines for boards and commissions.
The board's foremost task is to advise council on
youth-related issues, but before the board can advise council, they will
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