For youth interested in city service, Mayor’s Youth Council serves as a starting point
Calling all Burlesonites ages 13 to 18. The Mayor’s Youth Council is looking for applicants and there is just a few days left to apply.
The council currently has 25 voting members, Lisa Poteete, community initiatives and special projects manager, said.
“The Purpose of the mayors youth council is to be a voice for Burleson youth The youth represent the big portion of our city. Mayor Shetter established the youth council to give the youth of Burleson a voice,” Poteete said. “We have representation from the different schools, includingSteam Middle School, Cenntenial High School, Burleson High School, and the new Burleson Collegiate High School. Whenever we choose youth council we try to get a diverse group, so they can more accurately represent the youth of Burleson. We don’t want all 25 students to all be involved in athletics because then that’s kind of only one group of people.”
There is no academic requirement or criteria to be on the youth council, Poteete said. Interested students simply need to be enrolled in a Burleson school.
“Students don’t even need to live in the city limits, they just need to go to a BISD school,” Poteete said. “There are some students who are technically outside city limits, but they go to Burleson schools, so they would be qualified to be on youth council.”
The application is open but closes on April 1. In order to apply to youth council, students must fill out the application and be nominated by an adult. Interviews start mid-april and the council is selected in mid-May. The term starts on June 1.
Students who are selected serve for a two-year term.
For more information on the youth council, visit https://www.burlesontx.com/81/Mayors-Youth-Council.