Students may request the opportunity to present an item or recommendation to the City Council during its regular meetings. These presentations are limited to 10 minutes and are approved by Council leadership based on availability of time and relevance of topics.
Weber Speaks is an opportunity provided through the WSU Communications Department where students from any major can be selected to address the City Council on a pre-selected topic.
Debate a City Council Topic
The nationally recognized WSU Debate Team periodically attends City Council meetings to debate a topic that is slated for Council discussion and potential consideration.
Being involved with the Debate Team allows students to research Ogden City topics and present both sides of an issue during a public meeting.
Although no formal internship program presently exists, Ogden City frequently provides internship opportunities to Weber State University students in various fields. Students can contact Ogden City Human Resources to learn which opportunities are currently available and how best to apply for these positions.
Meet with City Council Members
As elected City representatives, City Council Members work hard to be accessible and meet with the public to discuss various issues. Because many Council Members also have full-time jobs, calendaring may be challenging, but in most cases with enough lead time, a meeting can be accommodated.
Talk of the Town
Periodically, Council Members and the Mayor host a meeting on campus to talk with students about compelling topics that impact our community. These meetings provide an opportunity for input and students are encouraged to come and participate during these meetings.
Any student who feels inclined to reach out to the City Council on any topic can provide his or her viewpoints via social media, e-mail or phone correspondence. Council staff is also happy to help direct students regarding how best to become involved with each of these opportunities described.