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

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Hopkinsville Mayor Carter M. Hendricks will be accepting applications for the second year of Mayor’s Youth Council known as MYCity. The program is designed to promote youth engagement in local government, provide a platform to enhance youth leadership skills and empower volunteerism within our community.

As Council members, youth from diverse backgrounds are offered the opportunity to serve as advisors to city officials. This youth initiative has been the conduit to help reveal to other committees, organizations and boards within the community the importance of youth voice to be included at the decision making table. Former MYCity members have even served on important advisory boards such as the Sports Tourism Committee and Human Relations Commission. Council members have also volunteered in numerous capacities and events throughout the community.

MYCity Coordinator Idalia Luna noted, “MYCity was created to elevate youth voice and contributions to City of Hopkinsville. This council provides young people a unique opportunity to be drivers of their own ideas and facilitators in current topics within our city.”

High school juniors and seniors from Christian County public, private and home schools are invited to serve on the twenty-seat council or get involved with council-led projects. 

Students interested in becoming a Mayor’s Youth Council member must be:

  • Christian County student
  • Rising Junior or Senior by Fall 2016
  • Available for a one-year commitment
  • Committed to attending and participating orientation, special events, and monthly meetings (including at least one meeting per summer)
Applications are available at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center located at 715 S. Virginia Street, Christian County High School, Heritage Christian Academy, Hopkinsville High School, and University Heights Academy. Applications are also available for download from

Completed application packages must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 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 or by phone at 270-890-0239.  To learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Council, visit