The Cuyahoga Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is a unique collaboration between the Mayor’s Office and our future leaders of Cuyahoga Falls.
The purpose of the program is to encourage students to become active participants in their local government and community by working with city leaders to address issues that directly affect young people in the city. The panel will sit with the mayor and various city department personnel to have open discussions about what matters most to them, how they would like to see the city move forward, and what role they can play to affect change. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be involved with city council meetings to gain personal insight into how local government works. The group is also asked to complete a service to the community prior to each meeting.
The purpose of the program is to encourage High School students to become active participants in their local government and community by working with city leaders to address issues that directly affect them, the young people, in the city. The panel sat with me and various city departments to have open discussions about what matters most to them, how they would like to see the city move forward, and what role they can play to effect change. The Youth Advisory Council attends City Council meetings to gain an understanding of how local government works. The group is asked to perform a good deed each week to serve the community. I could not have been more pleased with the youth council last year when they worked with City Council members to pass an ordinance that extended curfew in the Riverfront District by one hour, changing it from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. These are our young people-- our future leaders-- effecting change. This year’s youth council began serving on February 1, and I cannot wait to see what this year will bring.
The program begins in February of each year and meets twice monthly prior to city council meetings for approximately 4 months.
Applications and parental consent forms are due in December to the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44221.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Office of the Mayor at (330) 971-8200 or email@example.com.