What is a Legislative Page?
Baltimore City Council Pages are young men and women who assist the City Council during its sessions. Pages have played an integral role in state and local legislatures for hundreds of years. The Page experience provides youth the unique opportunity to work alongside City Council members, in the midst of legislative action. It offers students an opportunity to see, first‐hand, all of the work that takes place “behind-the‐ scenes” to keep the city running.
The duties of a Page are varied, but will typically include assisting Council and staff members, performing errands during Council meetings, distributing legislative documents, answering phones, and attending committee meetings. Pages will attend and participate fully in an Orientation that will overview expectations, procedures, and responsibilities. Pages will also identify an issue which they will research, and advocate a resolution to the council members.
“Too many liquor stores in Baltimore City has a negative impact on residents” says City Council Page Sha-Shonna Rogers.
“Excessive nitrogen in fertilizers running off into the Chesapeake Bay” says City Council Page Lucy Hubbard.
Maggie Staudenmaier presents her Advocacy Project on Curbside Composting to Mayor Jack Young, City Council President, Brandon Scott, and other members of the Baltimore City Council.