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
- Sponsor an outdoor movie at the Ankeny 'Shell
- Mayor's Bike Ride
- Apply for betterment grants for community projects
- Creepy Capers - Halloween Party
- Operation Santa Claus
- 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.
We are currently accepting applications for council members for the 2018-2019 school year. Application deadline is May 11, 2018. Apply online here.
Please contact Ankeny Parks & Recreation at 515-963-3570 with any questions.
|Board/Commission||Mayor's Youth Council|
|City Code||Chapter 27|
|Term||1 year with unlimited subsequent terms|
|Number of Members||Fifteen (15)|