Mayor's Youth Leadership Council
We learn. We serve. We lead.
What is the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council?
The Mayor's Youth Leadership Council is a group of middle and high school students that learn about government, volunteer in the community, and provide the Mayor and City Council with the youth perspective on local issues.
Why should I join the MYLC?
- Develop lifelong leadership skills
- Learn the inner-workings of City government
- Make new friends
- Participate in community service projects
- Advocate for youth in La Vista
- Gain experience that colleges and employers recognize on applications
Who Can Serve on the MYLC?
Students in the 7th - 12th grades for the 2023-2024 academic year who live in La Vista or attend a school in La Vista are eligible to serve on the MYLC.
Each member makes a commitment to serve for one session. Each session starts September 1 and ends August 31. Members in good standing at the end of the current session may continue to serve on the Youth Council for the following session without the need to reapply until they graduate from high school.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 6 - 7:30 pm. In addition to the monthly meetings, there may be special meetings associated with the community project.
MYLC members complete a community project each session. Members also volunteer for small projects and City events including Halloween Safe Night, Santa Paws and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Members must commit 3-5 hours each month for meetings and activities. Community service opportunities vary by month. All members are expected to participate in the annual Community Project, which is selected and planned by the MYLC. Members are also expected to attend one (1) City Council Meeting per session to learn about the City Council Meeting process.
A team of four City staff members across several departments serve as advisors and oversee the Youth Council.
Applications should be submitted at City Hall, 8116 Park View Blvd., or emailed to MYLC@CityofLaVista.org. The Selection Committee will review applications and interview candidates. Successful candidates will be notified in writing.
Need More Information?
For more information, contact Staff Advisor Rachel Carl at 402.331.4343 or MYLC@CityofLaVista.org.