High Springs’ Mayor, City Commission and City Manager are committed to working with the youth of our City to address their concerns and needs, and to further educate them on the operations of their local government. In 2006, the City Commission established a Mayor’s Youth Council to serve as the forum to address these needs and involve the youth of our City in the creation of a better City, County, State and Nation in which to live and raise families.
The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of seven (7) members. The members are High Springs’ residents who are actively enrolled in a public or private High School in grades eight through twelve. The members shall be appointed by the City Commission and each member appointed shall serve a term of two years. Appointments are made in November /December of each year. The Mayor attends meetings and along with City staff to coordinate activities.
The Mayor’s Youth Council has the duty and responsibility to:
Evaluate and review problems facing youth in the City.
Facilitate neighborhood meetings with youth to discuss problems, needs, and suggested improvements for our Community.
Meet regularly with the Mayor to share ideas and discuss issues, concerns, and needed improvements.
Attend City Commission Meetings and participate in Vision and Goal Sessions.
Present recommended improvements to the City Commission and City Manager of public projects and programs.
Assist in planning youth/recreation activities.
Evaluate and advise the City Commission and/or City Manager on issues forwarded to the Mayor’s Youth Council for advice.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL, PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL, 386-454-1416.