The Town of LaGrange inducts the 2022-2023 LaGrange Youth Council

Pictured, left to right, 5th row: LYC Councilor Adam Speas and LYC Councilor Jeremy Andrews. 4e row: Alex Brown, Max Zachry, Drew Robinson, Render McLeod, Jack Baker. 3rd row: McKenzie Aldridge, Alyssa Parker, Charlsie Reed. 2n/a Row: Jordan Brock, Charlie Key, Zykia Gray, Trey Cook, Bryce Bailey, Henry Huberdeau. Front row: Simone Acosta, Belle Solomon, Alisa Lee, Emmi Horlander, Madison Petite, Rylie Hale, Mayor Jim Thornton. Absent from photo: J Arthur Dunn, Luke Patton, Andy Patton, Mary Maddox Westmoreland.

The City of LaGrange inducted the new members of the 2022-2023 LaGrange Youth Council at the LaGrange City Council meeting on Tuesday (8/23) evening.

New members received their LaGrange Youth Council pin from the Mayor and were sworn in before the Mayor and Council. Before the meeting, the youth council participated in its first meeting and organized a social gathering after the meeting with the whole youth council, the mayor and the city council.

The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory council made up of 12 middle schoolers and 12 middle schoolers from area high schools. Local youth provide advice and guidance to the local governing body. The Youth Council gives our local youth a more formal role in local decision-making by providing real-world experiences with elected bodies.

Twenty-four students from LaGrange High, Troup High, LaGrange Academy, Heard County High, Springwood School and Lafayette Christian School are participating in the LaGrange Youth Council for the 2021-2022 school year. Members include Simone Acosta, McKenzie Aldridge, Bryce Bailey, Jack Baker, Jordan Brock, Alex Brown, Trey Cook, J’Arthur Dunn, Zykia Gray, Rylie Hale, Emmi Horlander, Henry Huberdeau, Charlie Key, Alisa Lee, Render McLeod, Alyssa Parker, Luke Patton, Andy Patton, Madison Petite, Charlsie Reed, Drew Robinson, Belle Solomon, Mary Maddox Westmoreland and Max Zachry.

Members will be required to attend future city council meetings and the “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It” cleanup campaign. They will also be required to work on community issues that they collectively vote to be important to the community.

For more information on the LaGrange Youth Council, visit