Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly recently attended a meeting of the Student Council at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center in Huntington Station to speak with students about the importance of representation in government.
The student council members were elected by their peers to represent them on student-related matters at Silas Wood, a school in the South Huntington School District. Legislator Donnelly answered questions about his job as a County Legislator, talked about the different levels of government and reminded the students that elected officials are always “responsible to the people.” Legislator Donnelly then gave each student a Suffolk County Government Engagement certificate.
“It was a pleasure talking to these young students about the importance of local engagement,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I was impressed with their knowledge and inspired by their passion for government. They are all fine representatives of their school and community.”