Mayor's Youth Council

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.

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Contact Information

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

Kristy Hahn-McDonald, MSW, LCSW
Human Services Manager

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Purpose

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.

Council Meetings and Calendar of Events

SMYC usually meets at 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., on the first and third Monday of the month during the school year (mid August - May) at Youth and Family Services, 4201 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda and calendar.

FY 2021/22 Meeting and Event Dates
Date Event Location Agenda Minutes
08/02/2021 SMYC In-person orientation meet and greet Youth and Family Services No agenda to download No minutes to download
08/16/2021 SMYC Meet Mayor Ortega City Hall Kiva No agenda to download No minutes to download
08/30/2021 General Meeting Youth and Family Services No agenda to download No minutes to download
FY 2020/2021 Meeting and Event Dates
Date Event Location Agenda Minutes
08/10/2020 Meet and Greet N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
08/24/2020 Orientation to SMYC Program N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
09/07/2020 Holiday - No meeting N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
09/14/2020 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
09/20/2020 City Hall Tour and Meet the Mayor N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
10/05/2020 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
10/17/2020 Outreach Event N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
10/19/2020 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
10/19/2020 Tour Hontz Training Facility N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
11/02/2020 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
11/16/2020 SMYC General Meeting N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
12/07/2020 Holiday Party - Off Site N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
01/04/2021 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
01/18/2021 Youth Town Hall planning (Meeting cancelled, MLK Holiday) N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
02/01/2021 SMYC General Meeting N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
02/13/2021 Parada Parade Cancelled N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
02/22/2021 Meet Judge Hendrix N/A Download Agenda Download Minutes
03/01/2021 Meet the Mayor Ortega, City Clerk Tour N/A Download Agenda No minutes to download
03/11/2021 Human Services Commission Meeting Attendance N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
03/15/2021 SMYC General Meeting N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
03/29/2021 Optional Planning Meeting N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
04/01/2021 Youth Town Hall Event N/A No agenda to download No minutes to download
04/05/2021 Youth Town Hall Wrap- Up Discussion N/A Download Agenda No minutes to download
04/19/2021 Election of Officers N/A Download Agenda No minutes to download
05/03/2021 Scottsdale General Plan Review N/A Download Agenda No minutes to download