Chris Kalcich, a first-year studio art and painting student at Susquehanna University, became the youngest person to be elected as Selinsgrove borough council member at the age of 18.
He first joined the Snyder County Democratic Committee while he was a senior at Selinsgrove High School in Pennsylvania. Throughout his high school career, Kalcich was involved in the National Honor Society, marching band and worked for the American Lung Association, according to WNEP-TV.
In his new role, Kalcich wants to focus on community-based initiatives such as developing youth programs. Kalcich has worked part-time at the regional engagement center since 2016, which offers educational and recreational opportunities for the local community.
“It’s helpful to have those youthful people on and give their views of things that may a little different from someone with as much grey hair as I do,” said Borough Council President Marvin Rudnitsky.