Noblesville Mayor’s Youth Council Inducts 10 New Members

06/13/2019

 Youth Council

The Mayor’s Youth Council inducted 10 new members at the Noblesville Common Council meeting on June 11. The Mayor’s Youth Council was established to provide Noblesville’s young people a voice in government and an active role in addressing youth issues.

The 2018-2019 school year was the inaugural MYC group, which was founded by former NHS students Salil Gupta, Al Alvarez, John Cook and Sam Wertz. It is free and open to students who live in or attend school in Noblesville – including students who are homeschooled or attend public and private schools. Members are selected based on their application, recommendations and a face-to-face interview.

“This is an extremely talented group with outstanding character that will represent the voice of young people,” said Ditslear. “I am excited for them to learn more about local government and to make a real impact on the issues affecting youth in their hometown. The Mayor’s Youth Council members gain leadership experience and help make Noblesville a better place.”

New members for the 2019-20 school year include: Addison Cooley, Mya Crosser, Rylee Foster, Aubrey Griffin, Reagan Hart, Kody Leach, Mary Moser, Anna Schlueter, Shanna Shuler and Alaina Smith.

They join returning MYC members: Nick Beeson, Aidan Biddle, Joseph Gassensmith, Lauren Patrick, Ellie Payne, Trevor Rice, Grace Wiles and Carys Wisnewski.

The council advises the mayor on issues relevant to youth, learn about municipal government and the importance of civic participation, and discuss and educate their peers on council initiatives. Students also complete a project of their choosing as a group to better the community. The council is advised by Michelle Glodowski.