Cities Get Going

Citizens followed up the great lecture by Associate Director Stephanie McDonald on local government by organizing and adopting their city charters. Each city’s charter establishes their corporate limits and powers of annexation, sets their management structure and official offices, and grants their citizens the powers of initiative, recall and referendum. Cities then hit the ground running by electing their new city officials. The following days will see those officials function here at Girls State.

This year’s cities are City A All Stars, City B Ballers, City C Campers, City D Daisies, City E Emojis, City F Fortunetellers, City G Genies, City H Holidays, City I Instagrammers, City J Jellyfish, City K Kiwis, City L Llamas, City M Magicians and City N Nerds.