Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) was proud to host more than 150 4-H participants from the 139th Assembly District and from various other regions of New York state during a visit to the state Capitol in Albany. The assemblyman relished the opportunity to explain the way that government affects everyday life and encourage the young visitors to become involved with their local representatives.
“As an elected official, there are few ventures more gratifying than sharing your love of public service with young people,” said Hawley. “The young adults that I had the privilege of meeting have limitless potential. To be given an opportunity to speak with them about the positive role that a truly representative government can play in the lives of each and every citizen was an immense honor.”
All of the young people in attendance are active in 4-H, a national organization that prepares America’s youth to become community and world leaders. The 4-H features more than 54,000 volunteers that work with over six million young people across the country. In attendance at the event were participants from Genesee and Orleans counties.
“The 4-H organization does phenomenal work across the country, and the results are no different here in Western New York,” said Hawley. “Having an opportunity to meet with the future leaders of my own town and community was a riveting experience. The positive role that 4-H plays in the lives of our community’s youth cannot be overstated.”