MAYOR TOBY BARKER
MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL
Mayor Toby Barker’s office is now seeking applicants for the 2023-24 Mayor’s Youth Council from high school students who reside in the city limits of Hattiesburg.
The mission of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to serve as youth ambassadors for the City of Hattiesburg while allowing students the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills. Through this program, students will promote, recognize and advocate on behalf of issues and initiatives that impact the lives of young people in Hattiesburg.
“Mayor’s Youth Council is a longstanding program that helps cultivate our students of today into Hattiesburgers of tomorrow,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “The program walks students through the basic aspects of delivering city services while also providing key opportunities to serve. I’m proud of the program our staff has put together. I look forward to seeing how this next class of students shape Hattiesburg for the better, both today and long into the future.”
As a part of the program, council members must live in the city limits of Hattiesburg and are required to participate in community service through Mayor’s Youth Council-sponsored events, meetings and programs.
As a part of the program, council members must live in the city limits of Hattiesburg, be enrolled in a local high school/home school program (9th – 12th grades) and are required to participate in community service through Mayor’s Youth Council-sponsored events, meetings and programs.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 6th, 2023. Select applicants will be scheduled for an interview (after school) Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th.
Application Opens – Monday, September 25th
Application Deadline – Friday, October 6th
Interviews – Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th
Orientation – Monday, October 23rd