In Government

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Dave Kinchen pictured outside Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., where he spent years working on public policy matters concerning youth, education and families.

Dave Kinchen has public policy experience at all levels of government in the United States.

Federal Government/National Service 

Dave spent his years before television news advocating for programs key in the areas of youth and families, education, juvenile justice, afterschool programming and recreation.

In 2001, he went to Capitol Hill to testify before U.S. House and Senate subcommittees in two congressional briefings, successfully urging Congress to fund afterschool programing around the country through a key grant issued by the United States Department of Justice.

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Dave Kinchen pictured outside Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., where he spent years working on public policy matters concerning youth, education and families.

He also worked on related policy matters as a member of the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families, joining the group in 1999.  During this time the Council created NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families; a clearing house of best practices guiding local elected officials in their handling of youth and family policy.   Dave also served on the Institute’s board of directors as the youngest person ever appointed to an NLC directing board in it’s 72-year history as of 1998. He was just 16-years-old.

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Dave Kinchen pictured outside the Michigan State Capitol where he worked with lawmakers and state interest groups on public policy between 2001-2004 with the Michigan Municipal League.

State Government 

Dave took advantage of his years at Michigan State University, being located just a few miles from the state capitol building, where he worked with lawmakers to develop an agenda for Michigan’s young people.  He testified before a state house committee on the importance of afterschool programming.

He also assisted numerous communities across Michigan in creating bodies of government that gave young people a voice in civic affairs, while serving as the Youth Coordinator for the Michigan Municipal League; a group that represents more than 500 Michigan cities, villages and towns.

Dave served on The Michigan After-School Initiative, compiling a review of youth programming for the state legislature and governor of Michigan. Additional duties included serving on the Michigan Ready to Succeed Partnership which focused on early childhood education.

Local Government

Dave Kinchen began his civic service work in his hometown of Farmington Hills, Michigan as a member of the Commission on Children, Youth and Families and the Cable Access Committee, where he worked on telecommunications issues impacting three communities served by Time Warner Cable. He was also the lead youth architect and inaugural head of the Mayor’s Youth Council serving Farmington and Farmington Hills, launched in 2000.

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