Waco Youth Council

Posted on 02/13/2017
City of Waco Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Waco Youth Council.  

The City of Waco is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Waco Youth Council. All area students in high school in the fall of 2017 and that live in the city limits of Waco are eligible. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, April 20, 2017 and are available from high school counselors, City of Waco City Secretary’s office and the Parks and Recreation Administration offices. Applications are also available by contacting Earl Stinnett at earls@ci.waco.tx.us.    

To ask questions please call Earl Stinnett at 750-8018.

The Mission of the Waco Youth Council is to 
provide Waco’s youth with an active role in addressing community issues and to serve as a voice for youth in all aspects of the community.

a) To define specific ways to address community issues as they arise through the development of goals and objectives and recommended actions.
b) To encourage and promote the education of youth regarding city government and the importance of citizen input, participation, and responsibility.
c) To assist and advise the mayor, city council, and city departments and to schedule meetings with the mayor, city council and city staff on an as needed basis.
d) To conduct surveys, studies, forums, seminars, workshops, special events, and awards as appropriate.
e) To serve as youth ambassadors for the City of Waco.

Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.    

The Youth Council also participates in other activities, meetings and community service projects in addition to their regular meeting schedule. 

The Waco Youth Council Commission consists of 17-25 members.  Members are eligible for multiple terms.   Memberships of the Youth Council will be representative of the age, genders, and ethnicity of the youth of Waco, and will represent a balance of geographical areas of the City of Waco.   Membership of the Youth Council will attempt to be composed of at least one representative from each of the high schools with Waco residents as attendants.  

The Waco Youth Council has been formally in existence since 1999 and serves as an Advisory Board to the Waco City Council.