Mayor's Youth Committee

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The Mayor's Youth Committee is a select group of juniors and seniors from high schools throughout Mesa. Each year, school principals and counselors choose students through a competitive process to represent their school on the committee.

MYC is a year-long program where students interact with the Mayor, City Council and City staff on a regular basis to learn the ins and outs of city government. MYC members attend monthly meetings, participate in community service opportunities and events, tour city departments and projects, and research current city issues. MYC members complete the Mayor's Assignment, a capstone project designed to encourage youth engagement in civic processes.  


Students who successfully complete the requirements of the MYC program participate in a special graduation ceremony in the spring with the Mayor and their friends and family in attendance.

For more information about the Mayor's Youth Committee or to find out how your school can participate, contact Ian Linssen at 480-644-3002 or

2016 - 2017 Mayor's Youth Committee Materials

Congratulations 2017 Graduates: 


Sarah Alsaeedi
Aubry Black*
Rebekah Black*
Amber Blain
Kevin Cahill
Danijela Covo*
Michelle Deng
Lindsey Freeman
Jaida Grivet
Max Haley
Garrett Harrison
Justin Heick
Joanna Hernandez
Randy Hoang
David Jaffe*
Sophia Larsen
Alex Matsukawa
Dylan Mitchell*
Marcus Mitchell
Mary Phelps
Erika Celina Pinto*
Pilar Rivera*
David Sanchez*
Ben Smith
Jessica Yan*
Jakob Zuraw

*  Graduating with Honors