Published on: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Public Notices

Takoma Park Youth Council Applications Available

The City Council will appoint nine young people to serve as the  2018-2019 Takoma Park Youth Council. The application deadline has been extended to October 15.

Youth Council member qualifications:

  • Takoma Park residents
  • Students in grades 7-12
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average for the current school year

The Takoma Park Youth Council provide opportunities for young people in Takoma Park to:

  1. acquire a greater knowledge of and appreciation for local government through active participation in the system;
  2. help the City Council to address problems and accomplish the goals of this community by working directly with the representatives of youth; and
  3. serve the youth of Takoma Park by:
    •  informing the Takoma Park municipal government of the needs and wishes of youth,
    • planning and implementing social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for the youth,
    • working with the Mayor, City Council, City department heads, schools, civic clubs and service organizations to provide service and leadership opportunities for the youth of the City, and,
    • helping to instill a feeling of positive self-worth and esteem, teaching respect for the rights of others, and promoting community pride.

The application to serve on the 2018-2019 Takoma Park Youth Council is now available.  Apply by September 30.  October 15.

Youth Council Application

Additional information is available on the Youth Council web page.