City of Jackson opens applications for Mayor’s Youth Council

JACKSON, Tenn. — Applications for the 2024-2025 Mayor’s Youth Council are now being accepted by the City of Jackson.

High school students who are entering their junior year in the 2024-2025 academic school year are eligible, with a new process allowing those who will enter their junior year to serve on the council for two years.

The Mayor’s Youth Council, which was established to provide youth with a direct communications link to voice concerns and ideas to the mayor, was originally launched in Spring 2020. The council also has the opportunity to learn about city government operations and policies.

Mayor Scott Conger says the council has shown that local students want to make a difference, and that they have a heart for their hometown.

“When these students join, they gain direct access to myself and the resources that I have to make our community even better,” Mayor Conger said. “I look forward to working with the next group of students in assisting them with those efforts.”

Those interested can click here to apply, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a student entering their junior year in high school in 2024-25
  • Must reside in the corporate city limits of Jackson, TN
  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Must have a passion for serving their community
  • Must have the desire to learn about city government and be a leader among Jackson youth.

Applications and supporting documents are due by Friday, April 21.

A press release states the council meets monthly to provide recommendations and work on special projects, and those who complete the program receive a recommendation letter from the mayor.

For more information, you can contact the city’s community relations liaison, Gayle Gilbert, at or by phone at (731) 425-8331.

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