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State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) and Homestead High School student Dashaen Jordan.

Jordan, Dashaen

Statement as issued July 5:

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) congratulates Homestead High School student Dashaen Jordan on being appointed to the Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (ILYAC). Rep. Heuer nominated Jordan, and his appointment was recently approved by Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

“Being appointed to the ILYAC is a big honor, and I am very proud of Dashaen for being a leader among his peers,” said Rep. Heuer. “Being a part of the ILYAC will allow him to be a spokesperson for youth across Indiana, which is extremely important to the General Assembly.”

Jordan was nominated for his promise in academics, leadership and citizenship. Rep. Heuer believed he would make a great candidate based on his interest in making a difference for the youth in Indiana.

Students who serve on the ILYAC serve a two-year term. The group is responsible for submitting at least one annual report to the Indiana General Assembly on issues pertaining to youth and young adults across the state. Originally overseen by the Indiana Department of Education, ILYAC activity has been overseen by the Indiana Bar Foundation since 2010.

This year, the council plans to engage more communities across the state to ensure the views of the youth are more accurately expressed. The ILYAC has been observing the activity of other youth advisory councils and plans to initiate some of those events in the future.

“It is so important for the Indiana General Assembly to hear from young Hoosiers about the issues that directly affect them,” said Rep. Heuer. “The ILYAC is a wonderful organization, and I believe Dashaen will make a great addition to it.”