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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. Megan Lambert was elected vice mayor.

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 and Megan on becoming the new mayor and vice mayor of Boys Town!​

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