Kelley said the elected officials are eager for the interns to see what they do. People don’t always know a lot about what their elected officials are doing and the commissioners, for one, want to educate them on the process.
County government, Kelley said, isn’t taught in Oklahoma schools — only state government. She would like to change that.
People have more say and more control in local and county governments than any other government entity. Kelley said flyers are sent out to all the school and various organizations, such as 4-H.
“Those kids like to get involved,” she said.
“There is a need for public awareness about this,” she said. “These are all sharp kids, but they have to buy in. It’s open to anyone who wants to be involved.”