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Mayoral Election 2023

Boys Town Elects the 123rd Mayor

BOYS TOWN, Neb. – Boys Town youth today elected Jafar Liebers of Lincoln, Nebraska, the 123rd Mayor of the Village of Boys Town. Abby Masonbrink was elected Vice-Mayor.

Jafar Liebers is 16-years-old, and his campaign theme was: Jafar: True to Boys Town, True to You. “I want to show campus that I love Boys Town and the youth,” said Liebers. “I love helping and advocating for people, I want to be a voice for campus”. One goal of his as mayor is getting more attendance to the girls sporting events at Boys Town.

Jafar is involved in Student Council, Peer Ministry, and is the Battalion Command of the JROTC and Chief of Cadets for the Village of Boys Town Police Department. His goal is to attend Creighton University to study Business and Photography. His Family-Teachers are Jeff and Hilary Jackson.

Abby Masonbrink plays for Boys Town’s volleyball, softball, and swimming teams. She is also on the National Honors Society and has a role as a Peer Minister. After graduation, Abby wants to become an ultrasound tech, move to Denver, Colorado and start a family. Abby’s FamilyTeachers are Beki and Louie Reyes.

Father Edward J. 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.

For more than 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and healthcare programs. Each year almost 500,000 children and families across the United States are impacted by Boys Town programs. Our organization makes a positive impact and improves the lives of those in need and provides care and support for at-risk children and families across the country. We do this through our Medical Specialties, Youth Services and Crises Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at

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