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The City of Jackson is Now Accepting Youth Council Applications
Posted on 03/13/2023

JACKSON, Tenn. – High school students entering their junior year in the 2024-2025 academic school year can now apply to be on the 2024-2025 Mayor’s Youth Council for the City of Jackson. The new process allows for students who will enter their junior year to serve on the council for two years.

This is the fourth year for the Mayor’s youth council that launched in the spring of 2020. The council was established to provide youth with a direct communications link to voice concerns and ideas to the mayor along with an opportunity to learn about how city government operations and policies.

“The students in our city want to make a difference and we’ve seen that through our past and current youth council members. They have a heart for their hometown,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “When these students join, they gain direct access to myself and the resources that I have to make our community even better. I look forward to working with the next group of students in assisting them with those efforts.”

High school juniors are encouraged to apply by visiting http://youthcouncil.jacksontn.gov and clicking on the Mayor’s Youth Council Application button.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Must be a student entering their junior year in high school in 2024-25
  • Must reside in the corporate city limits of Jackson, TN
  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Must have a passion for serving their community
  • Must have the desire to learn about city government and be a leader among Jackson youth.

The council meets monthly to provide recommendations and work on special projects.

The mayor’s office has reached out to local public high schools, private high schools and home schools for submissions. Applications and supporting documents are due by Friday, April 21, 2023.

Students who complete the program will receive a recommendation letter from the mayor.

For more information, including qualifications, contact Gayle Gilbert the community relations liaison for the City of Jackson at [email protected] or by phone at 731.425.8331.

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