Municipal Youth Councils (#FLCityYouth)

Municipal Youth Councils are special citywide councils composed of students from different high schools within the city. They typically serve as an advisory board to the city commission/council. They are sometimes referred to as Youth Corps, Teen Advisory Boards or Mayor's Youth Councils.

Students who serve on youth councils are the leaders of tomorrow. It is important to expose them to municipal government at an early age. We hope that your city, town or village will consider forming a youth council if you do not already have one.

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2019 Municipal Youth Council Program Important Dates

  • January – March 13: Community Service Contest
  • March 26-27: Legislative Action Days in Tallahassee, FL
  • August – September 30: Video Competition (Submissions due September 30 by 5:00 p.m.)
  • August 17: Youth Council Summit at Annual Conference in Orlando, FL
     

Municipal Youth Council Programs

FLC Annual Conference
The 2019 Annual Conference Youth Council Program will be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL on Saturday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Youth will participate in the Open Space Meeting Model, which allows youth to lead conversations surrounding a common question. The cost is $75.00 per person, which includes lunch. Download Registration Form

Legislative Action Days Civic Education Program  
The Florida League of Cities invites youth councils to attend Legislative Action Days with their elected officials. 2019 Legislative Action days were held March 26-27. More than 50 youth were in attendance. The agenda for the 2019 program can be found here. Information about the 2020 Legislative Action Days, which will be hosted February 11-12, is coming soon. 

Community Service Project Contest
The 2019 contest asked Youth Councils to create a 2-5 minute video showcasing youth in action addressing a local need. Click here to view the winners. 

Video Competition
The 2018 video competition asked each council to create an 1-5-minute video to promote what makes their city great. The winners were announced during Florida City Government Week. Click here to view past winners. The 2019 Video Competition information will be announced in August. 

One-Day Civic Education Tour
The City of Tallahassee hosts a multitude of educational and historical opportunities for youth councils who wish to visit the capital of Florida. The Florida League of Cities has compiled suggestions and basic information to help you plan your visit here

Contact Eryn Russell for additional information. 

Photography & Community Service Project Winners

Video Competition Award Winners

Youth Council Webinar