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Mayor's Youth Council

The 2018-2019 Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council is now accepting applications through April 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (view flyer). Interviews will be offered to prospective members once the online application process is closed. Any additional questions can be directed to Nora O'Connell Krause or Tricia Serlin at 480-312-7922.

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The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council has been in existence since the late 1980’s. The City of Scottsdale’s Youth and Family Services staff is responsible for providing direction for the group.


The purpose of the Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council (SMYC) is to provide Scottsdale high school youth the opportunity to:

  • Learn about how local government works and how services are provided
  • Tour various city facilities and meet with key city staff and city officials
  • Participate in various meetings and/or events as they arise
  • Share their ideas about local government and local issues with the Mayor, Mayor’s staff and City Council members

Commitment of Youth Council Members

All Mayors’ Youth Council members will be required to participate in the following:

  • Applicants must be willing to attend and participate in all scheduled meetings.
  • Applicants must be willing to attend other meetings or events as opportunities arise.
  • Applicants must play an active role in the planning and implementation of Youth Council events.

Requirements for Membership

  • Applicants must attend a high school in the City of Scottsdale or be a Scottsdale resident currently attending High School.
  • Applicants must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior during the program year which follows the school calendar year.
  • Applicants must have a willingness to learn and to participate in meetings.
  • Applicants will be accepted from March 12, 2018 through April 12, 2018 for the 2018/2019 school year.

Contact Information

Youth & Family Services
4201 N. Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7922

Joanne Meierdirks, MC, LPC
Human Services Manager

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

& Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.