Youngest member joins Tilton Village Board
TILTON, Ill. (WCCU) —
A Tilton teen made history for serving as the youngest member on the town's board.
19-year-old Ryan Washkowiak was appointed Thursday night as trustee.
He grew up in Tilton and attends Danville Area Community College.
He said he always had his eye on the seat—volunteering in the community and attending meetings.
Now he gets to be behind the desk.
"Tilton is becoming a more and more younger population, so it's time start catering to them and bringing new ideas to the table,” Washkowiak said. “Not that the veterans haven't done a great job, they are still doing a great job and Tilton is still progressing. I just want to be part of that."
Washkowiak said he didn't expect to be appointed so early, but said it's just the beginning of his career and has a lot of ideas for the town.