“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.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 270-890-0239.