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Mayor's Youth Council Policies and Procedures [PDF]

VACANCY ON YOUTH COUNCIL
We currently have 2 vacant seats on the Youth Council and encourage students to apply. Students who are residents of the City of Knoxville and are in grades 8th thru 11th can apply. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022.
Apply Online   |   Download PDF Form


The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of a total 12 young people who share a desire to be more involved with local government and decision making. 

Earlier this year, Empower Knox invited youth ages 12 to 20 years old to attend one of two virtual forums to discuss their thoughts on City government, its role in their lives and the community at large. Attendees identified strategies for both improving communication with the City and Knoxville’s long term growth. Many participants also identified violence, inequities, transportation and activities for young people as their top concerns. 

The council meets every 4th Sunday of the month. Primary activities will include education on municipal services, collaborations with peers and youth-serving nonprofit organizations, and strategic planning, focusing on the following identified Action Committees: Homelessness, Violence Prevention, Civic Engagement and Mental Health and Trauma.

Members of the City’s first Youth Council are listed by school and grade: 


Austin East High School

• Maleek Bishop, 12th grade
• Tylan Baker, 10th grade
• Shermija Whitehead, 9th grade


Farragut High School

• Nolan Du, 11th grade
• Sam Kittrell, 12th grade


Career Magnet Academy

• Deion Moten, 9th grade


Webb School of Knoxville

• Molly Crawford, 11th grade


West High School

• Coogie Person, 11th grade
• Owen Davis, 10th grade
• Henry Foster-Tobin, 10th grade