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Mayor's Youth
Leadership Council

The Facts

  • What is The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council?   
The Council was created to raise awareness and involvement of Haysville youth in city government and develop leadership skills.  Members receive hands-on experience in local government by meeting with Mayor Russ Kessler and working with city staff and local leaders.  It is the purpose of this Council to develop, implement, and participate in a variety of youth-identified community programs, projects, and events.
  •    Who May Apply?
Youth selected to serve must attend school and/or reside within USD 261.  Applicants must currently be in the 8th to 11th grades.  All applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  •     How Many Members Serve on the Council?
A limited number of seats are available on the Council.  Members are interviewed and selected by the Selection Committee, which consists of Mayor Kessler and city staff.
  •     Membership Terms
Each appointed member makes a commitment to serve for one school year starting in June and ending in May.  Terms are renewable and members may be re-appointed.  Members are encouraged to reapply from year to year.  New and returning members have the opportunity to develop lifelong leadership skills, build networks, and gain additional hands-on experience in local government.
  • Benefits of Council Membership   
             Provide input on Haysville’s future 
             Provide input on programs, services, and events offered for your age group
             Learn about the City and Community of Haysville 
             Meet one-on-one with the Mayor, City Officials, and City Staff 
             Establish networks that benefit your future 
             Learn valuable job and life skills 
  • Community Service Hours   
Each member will receive community service hours based on participation level and agreed to by each participating school.
For more information, contact:
Will Black
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Haysville
200 West Grand Avenue
Haysville, KS 67060
Phone: 316.529.5900
MYLC Flyer and Application
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