Mayor's Youth Council


  • Bi-monthly on Wednesdays
  • Parks & Recreation Office

Meetings are open to the public. We encourage the public to attend and to bring any questions, comments, or concerns you have and share them with us.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Fifteen high school students are appointed to serve as volunteer representatives to advocate on behalf of Ankeny youth, inform them of existing opportunities and listen to suggestions on what the City can do to improve its youth-oriented efforts. Terms are 1 year with unlimited subsequent terms. There are no special requirements to serve.

  • Trevor Longnecker, President
  • Livia Routson, Vice President
  • Andrew Kaprich, Secretary
  • Mitchell Anderson
  • Curran Anliker
  • Taylor Bennett
  • Charlie Brink
  • Duy Duong
  • Natalie Jasso
  • Iris Meier
  • Tatum Murphy
  • Rondi Quass
  • Josilyn Syata
  • Max Wiser
  • Vivian Wu


The Ankeny Mayor's Youth Council provides Ankeny's young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. Serving on the Mayor's Youth Council offers leadership experience and active community involvement with the guidance of the Mayor, City Council, and Ankeny Parks and Recreation.

The Mayor's Youth Council spends the majority of its time sponsoring and participating in community outreach events including:

  • All-City Play Day
  • Ankeny Leadership Symposium
  • Ankeny Youth Triathlon
  • State Capital Tour
  • Adopt a Family
  • Meals From the Heartland
  • Witchcrafts Under the Stars
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Mayor's Tree Lighting and Fireworks
  • Ankeny Miracle League Angels in the Outfield

The Council was established in 2000. The Council is empowered through Chapter 27 of the Municipal Code.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 to 2023 Mayor's Youth Council. Check back in early 2023 for the 2023-2024 Mayor's Youth Council.