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Mayor picks students as part of city committee

Saturday, November 17, 2012

scottw@standard-democrat.com

CHARLESTON -- Even residents not yet old enough to vote will have a voice on Charleston's new community betterment committee.

Moving Charleston Forward, a special committee charged with identifying ways to move the city in a more positive direction, was established Tuesday by the Charleston City Council.

"At the time I was was first interviewed by the City Council back in August, we talked about this kind of a format and have periodically discussed it since then so it's been something that's been incubating for about three months," said Richard Goode, city manager.

In anticipation of forming the committee, a list of potential members was contacted in advance to see if they were willing and able participate.

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