Mayor's Youth Committee

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 attend monthly meetings, participate in community service opportunities, tour city departments and projects, and research current city issues. The students interact with the Mayor, City Council and City staff on a regular basis to learn the ins and outs of city government.   
 

The capstone project for the program is the Mayor's iAssignment based on the current iMesa initiative. MYC members work in teams to develop a transformational community project for submission to the iMesa brainstorming process. MYC members present their ideas to the Mayor and Council with comprehensive, well thought-out arguments including visual presentations to support their research. Two MYC iMesa ideas from the 2011 class are part of the bond package on the November 2012 ballot.

 

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 Kathy Macdonald, Chief of Staff, at kathy.macdonald@mesaaz.gov or call 480.644.3002.
  

Resources for current students
 
Meeting Schedule
Graduation Requirements
Mayor's Assignment
Community Service Project Form
Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Events:

October 15
Mayor Smith's Youth Pizza Town Hall with Vice Mayor Alex Finter
5:30 to 7 pm
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Rooftop Terrace
53 N. Macdonald


Congratulations 2013 Graduates:


MYC 3013 GradsBen Ali’varius* Renzo Callejas* Timorie Coleman Janae Coons* Elizabeth Engle* Eric Heirshberg Olivia Jaqua*
Katy Johnson* Matthew Kendall* Matthew Ledwith* Catrina Letterman* Bernice Leung* Brandon Liu* Isabella Nalukas Ashton Parry* Rajan Patel* Sterling Pendleton* Alex Petty*
Kellie Rimmasch* Ulises Sanchez* Evelyn Touchette* John McKay Tucker
Nhi Vong
Jaylia Yan*
Monica Zuraw*  

*  Graduating with Honors  

2013 Graduation Photos
2013 Graduation News Release

 

Mayor's Youth Committee

 
Office of the Mayor
City of Mesa
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

480-644-2388

E-mail Mayor

Mayor's staff:

Kathy Macdonald
Chief of Staff
480-644-3002

Melissa Randazzo
Public Information
480-644-3219

Misty Wells
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
480-644-2396

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