Most students live in Erie for four years of their life and move on once they graduate. However, with a bit of motivation you can determine more about the city with a short visit to City Council meetings. While to many these bureaucratic meetings may seem mundane, much of what it means to live and work in Erie is determined in City Hall, which is just a short walk from campus.

If you’re a political science student, you can learn more about the function of local government, and how to get involved as a student. If you’re an engineering major, you can learn about local coding issues and how city planning is conducted. Even if you’re just a student involved in on-campus activities, attending a City Council meeting can give you insights into how to orchestrate a more effective meeting.

The bottom line is that visiting City Council meetings will give you some real-world application to your major or if you just want to make the city you live in a better place.