Youth city councils are designed to involve youth in solving community problems. They learn to organize activities and service for themselves and to participate with their adult counterparts in city programs. Youth leaders take on roles of developing communication among community groups and with other young people in the community.
Goals of Youth Council:
Become more aware of community leaders and their concerns
Identify community opportunities and problems that involve youth
Set priorities for action
Examine alternatives for best solutions
Assist the City Council in action programs
Become more involved in the democratic process
Please see previous Councils below, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or if you are interested in being involved during the 2020-2021 school year.
Youth City Council 2018 - 2019
Alex Sletta- Mayor
Alec Paden- Mayor Pro Tem
Brittney Mellin- Treasurer
Naomi Smith- Outreach- Social Media
Olivia Downes- Secretary/Recorder
Steven Mitchell- Outreach- In-person
Youth City Council 2017 - 2018
Maya Levine, Mayor
Olivia Downes, Recorder
Valentin Astie, Treasurer
Alec Padan, Webpage administrator
Alex Sletta, Social media
Wyatt Hudgens, Mayor Pro Tem
Annie Sheinberg, Photographer
Kirsten Keblish, Photographer
Gigi Perkins, Council member
Grace Moore, Council member
Kali Watkins, Council member
Laisa Pena, Council member
Lauren Stemler, Council member
Louisa Keating, Council member
A Brief History of Youth City Councils
The Youth City Council (YCC) program was originally started as part of Utah Community Progress (UCP) and was sponsored by Utah State University Extension Service, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and the Utah Department of Economic Development. The first Youth City Council in Utah was organized in Hyrum City, Utah. Then Hyrum Mayor Bruce Darley and Utah State University Community Development Specialists Wes Maughan and Jeri Winger were instrumental in starting this first youth city council. The number of cities participating grew to the point that an association of youth councils was formed in 1992. This non-profit association provides continued leadership for YCCs throughout Utah. Their mission is to provide opportunities for youth to develop mature citizenship, leadership, a sense of personal achievement and an understanding of government.
Youth City Council In Action:
See our members in action as they work with the City Council and Leaders of the Community.
Youth City Council members working to decide on a service project.