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City recruiting youth council members

Mayor Cornett
Mayor Cornett

Staff Report

High school students who will be juniors or seniors during the upcoming school year can apply now through April 12 to represent their ward as a member of the 2013-2014 Youth Council.

The nine-month program will kick off in August. Public, private, and home schooled students interested in learning more about government are encouraged to apply.

Youth Council members will learn firsthand about the challenges and successes of City government. They’ll see how government works and take part in addressing issues related to youth through meetings, seminars and more.

Eighteen youth councilors, two from each of Oklahoma City’s eight wards and two at-large, will be selected based on their application and interview. The appointments will be made by Mayor Cornett and City Council members.

To qualify, the applicant must be a resident of Oklahoma City, have at least a 3.0 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation and demonstrate an interest in government and community service.

Youth Council of Oklahoma City is sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City and is jointly administered by the City and Youth Leadership Exchange of Leadership Oklahoma City.

Applications can be downloaded and submitted from the City Council page at For more information, contact Mary Walsh at 463-3340 or [email protected]

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