Toledo’s Mayor welcomes new Kid Mayor, Kid Council

Toledo's 2023 Kid Mayor and Kid Council Members
Toledo's 2023 Kid Mayor and Kid Council Members(WTVG)
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 3:49 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 5:04 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The City of Toledo announced the appointments of the 2023 Kid Mayor and Kid Council. The City of Toledo named Gabrielle Mukiira as the 2023 Kid Mayor along with 12 kids to make up the council.

Gabrielle is a fourth-grader at Grove Patterson Elementary and enjoys dancing, drawing and spreading peace and love through positivity, according to the City of Toledo’s Facebook post. You can watch a video of Mayor Kapszukiewicz surprising Gabrielle with the news she’d been chosen as kid mayor in the video below.

“We are happy to have Gabby alongside us this year,” the City of Toledo said. “Gabby, and Kid Council, will learn about city operations throughout the year by touring various city departments. The group will be asked about their perspective on city initiatives and present a policy to Toledo City Council based on issues they determine through their work as Kid Mayor and Council.”

The 2023 Kid Council includes:

  • Joseph Haslinger
  • George Haslinger
  • Melanie Buenavista
  • A’mora Richardson
  • Leighla Williams
  • Edward McDaniel III
  • Jayla Churchill
  • Bryce Cowell
  • Arabella Gentile
  • Celeste Moran
  • Madelyn Branum
  • Dexton Cooper

The members of the council will represent their schools and constituents for the next year, according to Toledo’s Human Relations Commission.

Gabrielle Mukiira is the 2023 Kid Mayor, according to the City of Toledo.

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