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Mayor Hendricks Invites High School Students to Join Mayor's Youth Council

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Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks announced a new initiative aimed at engaging youth in local governance and leadership.  Dubbed the Mayor’s Youth Council or MYCity, members will serve as student advisors to the city.  Through the group’s work, the city aims to provide a voice for area teens, afford them the opportunity to address issues that affect our community, and offer youth-centered solutions and ideas to local government.

“If there’s one thing we hear consistently, it’s that our young people need to feel more included in local affairs,” said Mayor Hendricks.  He added, “This is one way to give them that voice.  At the same time, they’ll be exposed to significant hands-on experience and have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills.” 

High school students from Christian County public, private, and home schools are invited to serve on the Council or get involved with Council-led projects. To serve as a Mayor’s Youth Council member, applicants must be:

  • Christian County residents
  • Entering Juniors or Seniors by Fall 2015
  • Available for a one-year commitment for seniors or a two-year commitment for juniors
  • Committed to attending and participating in orientation, special events, and monthly meetings (including at least one meeting per summer)

Up to fifteen students will be selected to serve on the Council. 

To apply, pick up a program application forms from the Hopkinsville Municipal Center, Christian County High School, Heritage Christian Academy, Hopkinsville High School, or University Heights Academy. Applications are also available for download from www.hoptown.org/mayor

Completed application packages must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015, at:

City of Hopkinsville
Attn: Mayor’s Youth Council
715 South Virginia Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Any questions related to the Mayor’s Youth Council should be directed to Idalia Luna by e-mail at Idalia.luna@hopkinsvilleky.us or by phone at 270-890-0239.