City of Saginaw, Michigan

March 16, 2023 SAGINAW, MI –The City of Saginaw will host its annual Student Government Day on Monday, March 20, 2023. Student Government Day allows local high school students an opportunity to learn about city governmental operations by spending the day with elected officials and city staff. This is a long-running annual event, interrupted only by COVID. The event is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 22.

Students will begin at 8:00 am at City Hall with a “mock” City Council meeting enacted by the students, followed by a tour of the Water Treatment Plant. The students will then travel to the Central Fire Station for a brief presentation from the Fire Department. Fire Chief Tom Raines and his team will provide a demonstration of some of the fire equipment, including the thermal imager. Students will also have an opportunity to see the turnout gear worn and required for a firefighter to perform their job.

Following the Water Treatment and Fire Department tours, students will have lunch at the American Legion, Post No. 22, located at 2200 S. Niagara Street. During this time, the Police Department will allow students to view several police vehicles like the armored rescue vehicle and introduce the students to members of the Saginaw Police K-9 unit. During lunch, students will also have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with elected officials and city staff to learn about the many important aspects of local government operations. Students will then return to City Hall to attend the City Council Meeting, which begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Student Government Day provides students with an overview of local government and includes student favorites like the K-9 demonstration and interactive department tours. The city’s goal is to highlight the important role every department plays in the daily operations of our city and to show students the impact they can make as future leaders in the City of Saginaw.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (989) 759-1403.