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
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.
How Do I Apply?
Read the requirements.
Get ready to serve
Thank you for your interest in serving on the Park City Youth Council (PCYC). This program will provide you with a great opportunity for leadership, community involvement, and service. PCYC is part of the club program at Park City High School, but welcome students from other schools. PCYC will serve from September 2018 to June 2019.
1. Attend at least 75% of all youth council meetings and service activities throughout the year.
2. Set a proper example to the community at all times.
3. Actively participate in all meetings and activities. Meeting include auditing and participation in City Council meetings. See agenda posted below.
4. Attend the Local Officials Day at the State Capital on January 30th, 2019 for an all -day event with city officials, state legislatures and other Youth Councils from around the State.
5. PCYC members are encouraged to review the City Council meeting agenda and packet prior to meetings. They can be found here: https://www.parkcity.org/government/city-council/city-council-meetings/current-city-council-meeting-info-listen-live.
2018 - 2019 YCC Schedule (7 meetings & 2 events)
September: 2nd mtg. 9/27 at Marsac City Hall 5:30-6:30pm Introduction to Park City City Council
October: 10/25 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall
November: 11/15 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall
December: 12/6 at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Fober's Room, PCHS
January 30th: Field Trip Local Officials Day January 10, 2019. All day 7:30 am- 2:30 pm. Excused absence is provided.
February : Leadership 101 Event in Park City. Am or Pm or all day. 9 am -4 pm