Councilwoman Berland with Dens 2 and 4 from Cub Scout Pack 34
Huntington, NY - Councilwoman Susan A.
Berland welcomed Dens 2 and 4 from Cub Scout Pack 34 to participate in a mock
Town Board meeting at Town Hall Tuesday afternoon. The scouts participated
in a "mock town board meeting" orchestrated by Councilwoman Berland, in which
the students role-played as council members and as citizens who testified at a
public hearing. In the process, the students learned the duties of a
council member as well as the ways citizens can get involved in the democratic
In addition to the "mock Town Board meeting" Councilwoman Berland arranged
for several Town employees to come and speak about their jobs. Officer
Mary Davis of the Department of Public Safety discussed her role in keeping
citizens of the Town safe and Audrey Gallo from the Department of Environmental
Waste Management spoke about the Town of Huntington's recycling program.
"Inviting students to Town Hall is one of my favorite aspects of this job,"
commented Councilwoman Berland. "Learning about civics, government and
citizen responsibility should begin at an early age. The value of this
information is immeasurable and the cub scouts enjoyed their 'board
meeting.' It was a fun time for all."