Mayor's Youth Council

Purpose



To provide Fountain Hills youth with opportunities to present their perspectives on youth issues by serving as a liaison to the Mayor, Town Council, and youth, and learn how government functions as well as create and lead programs that appeal to high-school students.

Mayor Ginny Dickey invites all Fountain Hills students in grades 9 – 12 to join the Mayor's Youth Council. We're looking for students who are genuinely interested in the mission of the council, who are motivated and eager to make a difference in the community and represent their peers, as well as learn about local government, make new friends and have fun!


Who are we?



The Mayor’s Youth Council is a dynamic group of high school students dedicated to serving their community by accomplishing its mission through volunteerism and civic participation. More than a community service organization, the MYC instills leadership skills that participants will use their entire life.


What do we do?



MYC members will have opportunities to plan and participate in a variety of projects:

  • Meet two Thursdays of the month, 5:00-6:30p.m.  @ Town Hall, Upstairs Fountain Conference Room
  • Assist with identifying important issues for youth in Fountain Hills
  • Attend a variety of field trips- including trip to State Capitol
  • Maintain MYC Adopt-a-Street on Westby Drive
  • Provide leadership in the Make a Difference Day project
  • Participate in a variety of community service projects led by youth
  • Serve as a listening board to youth and provide the Mayor and Council information from their perspective
  • Promote a sense of civic involvement and community pride
  • Become a positive role model through responsible leadership

Member Benefits



  • Members will have an opportunity to have their voice heard by elected leaders in town
  • Members will provide input and create programs, services, and events
  • Members will learn valuable leadership and job skills
  • Members will obtain Community Service Hours needed for graduation
  • Members will have fun and meet new friends
  • Members will engage in meaningful volunteer service
  • Members will receive recognition for their participation

How To Become A Member



1. A parent acknowledgement form is required for all students. Complete the online form here.

2. Students submit a 90 second video telling about yourself and why you want to be involved.            Check out the script for your video here. 

3. Submit your video here.https://sendit.fh.az.gov/filedrop/myc

Applications are due May 31, 2020

Contact Linda Ayres layres@fh.az.gov or 480-816-5170 for more information.