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Colby Johnson Elected 122nd Mayor of Boys Town

May 13th, 2022     By Boys Town Contributor

Boys Town, Boys Town History, Village of Boys Town

​​Boys Town youth elected Colby Johnson as the 122nd mayor of the Village of Boys Town.

Father Flanagan conceived the self-government system at the Village of Boys Town in 1926 as a tool for its citizens to build character, citizenship, and a sense of community.

The process was made famous in the 1938 Academy Award-winning movie “Boys Town," where Mickey Rooney's portrayal of Whitey Marsh, a tough young boy who turns his life around and becomes mayor of Boys Town.

Congratulations to Colby on becoming the new mayor of Boys Town!

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