Anjali Boyd, Durham’s Youngest Elected Official

At 23 years old, Durham County’s recently elected Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Anjali Boyd is the youngest elected official in Durham’s history. As a marine ecologist, Anjali has the tools to combine science with policy and protect the soil and water resources you use. Representing you, connecting with communities in need, and embracing diversity are just a few of the seeds she’s planting for the future.

Watch now to hear Anjali’s perspective on the importance of youths’ voices, how she went from a Kids Voting Durham voter to an elected official, and the encouraging message she has for young people who are thinking of a future as an elected official!

Part 1: Youth Voices Should Be Heard

(Coming soon: Part 2: From Kids Voter to Elected Official)

Interview and video by KVD youth volunteer Dallas Clemons. Dallas is a third-year student studying mass communication at North Carolina Central University. One of her career goals is to become a creative director! Fun fact: her favorite food is sushi!

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Carolyn Kreuger

Carolyn has led Kids Voting Durham for over a decade. She loves Durham, working with youth, and local government.

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