Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr is pleased to announce the students selected for the 2017-18 Mayor’s Youth Council.
The following are the students selected to serve on the council and the high schools they represent:
Alexis Arp, Central
Noah Bell, East
Maggie Black, Central
McCoy Bush, East
Ashen Doty, South
Reagan Downham, South
Dylan Fertig, East
Julia Horst, Central
Keiran Loughran, East
Emily Lucero, Central
Nickolas Metheny, Central
Kaylee Sanchez, East
Kenitra Shanks, East
Dominick Singleton, East
Garrett Vickery, South
Applications were received from 25 students and the Mayor said this year’s selection process was extremely difficult.
“All applications received were outstanding and our selection committee worked hard to ensure a balance between ages, grade levels, and schools represented,” Orr said. The Mayor said all teens submitting applications should be commended for their community-minded spirit and their interest in city government.
Positions are open each February for students between the ages of 14-18 and who will be in grades 9-12 during the coming school year. The 2017-18 term will begin in August 2017 and conclude in May 2018. Meetings are held at least twice each month in addition to other activities and events.
Selected youths will participate in a variety of activities and programs including team building, working one-on-one with the Mayor and other City officials, and attending City Council meetings. They will also help to address issues affecting youth and the community, learn about City departments and how they function, and tour City facilities.
“Serving on the Mayor’s Youth Council is a wonderful introduction to civic trusteeship and we look forward to working with the 2017-18 members,” she said.
For more information on the Mayor’s Youth Council, visit the city’s website at http://www.cheyennecity.org/325/Mayors-Youth-Council or contact Jan Spires at [email protected], 307-637-6251.