Val Stratford is the owner and principal agent at Layton, Utah-based Stratford Insurance Group, Inc. An active member of his community, Val Stratford is also the executive director of the Layton Community Action Council, a volunteer non-profit organization aimed at improving Layton. One way the LCAC strives for improvement is through the Youth Council, an arm of the organization designed to get youth involved in bettering their community.
The Layton Youth Council teaches members how to understand government procedure, with kids taking part in an annual day and the state legislature and a statewide conference for Youth Council. The program directly benefits the community, with every member of the youth council having to complete at least 50 hours of service per year. The group’s past activities have included holding a prom for senior citizens, and raising money for the Davis County Domestic Violence Shelter, Safe Harbor.
Members are selected by the existing council after applying and interviewing. The group chooses up to 20 new members every year, consisting entirely of Layton City youth in grades eight through 12.
For more information on the Layton Community Action Council and the Layton Youth Council, visit www.laytoncac.org.