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City of Gulfport - Mayor's Youth Council

Application for membership in the Mayor’s Youth Council is open to any high school junior, who attends high school or resides within the geographic boundaries of the City of Gulfport. Applicants must be current high school juniors or the equivalent for students learning at home.

Purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council

  • Mission Statement: To give Gulfport youth the opportunity to provide input and insight on community issues, learn about municipal government and network with youth councils across the state.
  • Vision Statement: Mayor’s Youth Council was created to ensure that the youth of Gulfport are engaged, educated and connected to the community.

The Mayor’s Youth Council provides an outlet for young leaders to discuss and take action to address issues that are important to Gulfport’s youth. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council have numerous opportunities to develop their personal leadership skills through community service by acting as a catalyst for youth engagement in community matters, through advocacy and education efforts and by representing their peers in the development and adoption of public policy.

If you are interested in serving on the 2020-2021 Mayor’s Youth Council, please contact: LaShaundra McCarty, Public Information Officer, at (228) 868-5782 or pio@gulfport-ms.gov.

Submit your application to: Office of Public Information, P.O. Box 1780, Gulfport, MS 39502; by close of business day, October 16, 2020

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