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Mount Vernon Mayor Participates in Job Shadow Day at City Hall

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and Justin Bozier, Mayor for a Day, worked together for the student to learn what it takes to be mayor.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and Justin Bozier, Mayor for a Day, worked together for the student to learn what it takes to be mayor. Photo Credit: Grace Baptist Church

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas recently participated in Job Shadow Day with students from Grace Baptist Church who got a behind the scenes look inside what it takes to run a city.

Justin Bozier was selected to shadow the mayor for the day that was full of informative and fast-paced activities.

Bozier met with students from Holmes School who read their essays for career day, sat in on meetings about future plans for the city and helped coordinate our "My Brother’s Keeper," kick-off by reading the pledge in front of a crowd on the steps of City Hall.

“Justin is a phenomenal young man who is on the track to success," Thomas said. "I look forward to providing him and our youth with the resources needed to grow. Once again, I want to thank Grace Baptist Church for giving the youth of Mount Vernon an opportunity to learn and follow their dreams.”

Bozier said his day was something he would remember forever: “The amount of work he and his staff do and how engaged they are in helping rebuild the community of Mount Vernon is really remarkable and inspiring. This is something I am really thankful for in being able to see the "behind-the-scenes" action first-hand. I am grateful to the Mayor and his staff," he said.

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