El Monte Hosts Durfee Students at City Government Day
by Valerie Martinez
April 10, 2014 • 240 views
El Monte continued a long tradition of helping students see government in action on Thursday, March 27 at the 50th Annual City Government Day.
“City Government Day is a strong tradition at Durfee Elementary and we are so proud to continue this partnership,” said Councilman Juventino “J” Gomez. “I love watching as the students learn how their city operates and how policy decisions made here impact their daily lives.”
A group of 16 students from Durfee Elementary School met with members of the El Monte City Council and City staff to learn how a City Council meeting works. All students were invited to attend the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 8 where they would receive a certificate of participation by the El Monte City Council.
Students were then assigned a City employee to shadow for the morning, where they were able to learn more about their specific City departments and discuss the employee’s roles and responsibilities.
The students also took a tour of the El Monte Police Department. After the tour, the students and City staff enjoyed a lunch at Shakey’s Pizza sponsored by the El Monte Kiwanis club.