The City of Brighton congratulates Brighton Youth Commissioner Austin Bargmann on his recent appointment to the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council). The YEF Council works to assist municipal leaders in identifying and developing effective strategies for strengthening families and improving outcomes for the children and youth in their communities. The Council also guides the work of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.
Austin is one of the four youth representatives appointed to the national council from around the country.
“We are very much honored to have one of our youth commissioners representing us on the national level,” said Youth Services Manager Tawnya Russell. “This speaks great volume of what wonderful ambassadors Austin and the Brighton Youth Commission are to Brighton and the dedication they have shown.”
This is the second time the City of Brighton has had youth appointed to the YEF Council. In 2011, then Youth Commissioners Manuel Ornelas and Hannah Armentrout were selected to serve on the council.
Austin is currently a junior at Eagle Ridge Academy. He is involved with the National Honor Society as vice-president, Science Olympiad Team, math team, and the Brighton Youth Commission as chair. He has aspirations to graduate with an associate's degree his senior year of high school and plans on to attending the University of Colorado Denver or Boulder where he intends to study either medicine or aeronautical engineering. Austin enjoys snowboarding, weight lifting, archery, target shooting, and spending time with his family and dog.
The NLC launched the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in 2000, recognizing the unique and influential role that mayors, city council members and other leaders can play in taking action on behalf of the children, youth and families in the communities.
For more information on the Brighton Youth Commission, contact Youth Services Manager Tawnya Russell at 303-655-2123.