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Approved Minutes - 04-04-2018 t,EaD O`` Oso y CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO ANI o tYouth Leadership Council Minutes oR£G oma, April 4, 2018 COU NG\\ Call to Order/Roll Call Annie Choo called the March 7, 2018 meeting of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC)to order at 5:15 p.m. in the Main Fire Station Conference Room, 300 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Members Present: Jensen Kaelin, Olivia Gaussoin, River Smith, Kyle Langford, Renee Kozlowski, Brooke Baker, Natalie Goldberg, Sebastian Marin-Quiroz, Councilor Buck Members Excused/Absent Michael Murray(Excused),Annie Choo (Excused) Staff: Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst Public: Michelle Barnett, International Dyslexia Association, Oregon Chapter;Jared Blank Announcements from Board and Staff Recruitment is now open until May 15.Jenny handed out flyers to put up in schools. Everyone should try to get one applicant each.The YAC wants to help with the Youth Town Hall.Jensen, Seba, Olivia, and Kyle are going to meet with YAC reps on April 9 at 5:30 at Palisades. Chief Johnson is retiring in July.We have a bunch of Youncilors who need to make up missed meetings by going to a City Council or Boards and Commission meeting. Approval of Minutes The March minutes were approved. Public Comment None Regular Business A. Council Update The Climate Action Plan passed. We need to find a way to get the youth involved. Councilor Buck mentioned that some cities are reducing the municipal voting age from 18 to 16 and asked what the councilors thought about that.They were supportive. River and Brooke are going to look into what it takes to lower the age. B. Dyslexia Awareness Michelle Barnett and Jared Blank from the Oregon Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association walked everyone through a simulation of what it is like to read and write as someone who has dyslexia in the classroom. Michelle asked the councilors to channel the frustration they felt in the exercise into changing public policy. 35-40%of entrepreneurs are dyslexic, including Richard Branson and Steven Spielberg. River asked how dyslexics prefer to be addressed-Jared said he prefers to be called dyslexic, but it is also good to ask"do you have dyslexia?". Michelle said that in Oregon, every kindergartener will be screened for dyslexia starting in 2019. Kyle asked if dyslexia ever shows up later in life-it sometimes does.Jared encouraged the Councilors to help raise awareness-as a kid he never shared with his friends that he had dyslexia and it wasn't until he was 35 that he really shared that information. With 1 in 6 people having dyslexia, he said it's likely that each one of them has at least one friend with dyslexia. C. A Day in the Life of LOFD Troy Waddell, a Firefighter/Paramedic from LOFD, attended to share details about what it's like to work for the fire department. Before being called out, he was able to share some information.Jensen asked what the coolest story is that he could share. He said that as one of the few departments that has rescue divers, working on rescues and body retrievals is always interesting.The department gets 15-20 calls per year for the dive rescue team.There are 8 rescue boat operators. LOFD paramedics run 3700 calls per year-about 90%of all 911 calls in Lake Oswego are medical calls. They have 45 seconds to be out the door and have to be on the scene within 4 minutes. Troy had to then leave to go on a medical call. Some final announcements. Shred Day is on April 21 and we need Youncilors to help. Brooke asked if the 4th of July fireworks were being held this year.Yes they are-they will be at Foothills Park.Jenny will inquire about how the Youncil can help.The YAC may want to run it since it's in a Park.Jenny reminded the Youncil that if they want to participate,they have to commit to being here on the 4th of July. The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 pm. Respectfully submitted, Jenny Slepian Sustainability and Management Analyst City of Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council Minutes Page 2 of 2 March 7, 2018