Mayor's Youth Council

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Board Information

The Ankeny Mayor's Youth Council provides Ankeny's young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. 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. 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 & Recreation.

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

  • Ankeny Leadership Symposium
  • State Capital Tour
  • Adopt a Family
  • Mayor's Bike Ride
  • Apply for betterment grants for community projects
  • Creepy Capers - Halloween Party
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Midnight Movies


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. We meet bi-monthly on Wednesdays at the Parks and Recreation office.

How to become a member of the Mayor's Youth Council.

Applications to serve on the Mayor's Youth Council are accepted each Spring for the following school year. View the application form here.

Please contact Ankeny Parks & Recreation at 515-963-3570 for applications and any questions.

Board/Commission Mayor's Youth Council
City Code Chapter 27
Established 2000
Term 1 year with unlimited subsequent terms
Number of Members Fifteen (15)
Special Requirements None

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