Mayor seeks youth council members

Seymour local high school students are to join the Mayor’s Youth Council for 2022-23.

Applications are available for incoming students in grades nine through twelfth at Seymour High School, Trinity Lutheran High School, and Sandy Creek Christian Academy. Homeschooled students can also apply.

Interested students can request an application by e-mail [email protected] or follow the link at forms.gle/yT38r8CVfpmGnXEM6 to fill out a Google form. The deadline to apply is May 31.

The council functions as an advisory council to Mayor Matt Nicholson on issues affecting youth in the community.

Applicants must be able to commit to attending most, if not all, youth council meetings from September to April.

Council members will attend town meetings, tour town facilities, hear from guest speakers and participate in other leadership activities.

Students will make connections and learn how networking can help accomplish tasks and goals.

“Our city’s future leaders are shaped by experiences and opportunities like this that encourage growth and development,” Nicholson said. “The Youth Council promotes civic engagement and community volunteerism and gives our young people a voice and an opportunity to get involved in municipal government.

Three students who served on the youth council in 2021-22, Paul Bontrager, Cory Robinson and Brandon Rodriguez, all SHS students, were recently selected to serve as summer interns at Seymour Town Hall.

For more information, contact Jane Hays at [email protected] or 812-523-5880 or January Rutherford at [email protected] or 812-216-5644.