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 Melissa Randazzo at 480-644-3219 or



2019-2020 Mayor's Youth Committee Application - Applications closed May 17, 2019

We have made some exciting improvements to the MYC program for the upcoming year, including opportunities to involve students beyond MYC members. We’ve also added a Mock City Council and shadowing/mentoring opportunities. If interested in the MYC program, please work with your school principal and/or counselor to be nominated.

2018-2019 Mayor's Youth Committee Graduates

Asia Bach*Mayors Youth Committee 2019
Sarah Butler*
Dylan Butterfield*
Francisco Enriquez*
Michael Fairbanks
Emily Gregg
Kendalynn Hansen
Chance Herbert*
Laura Huddleston
Jaclyn Lane
Jacob Martinez
Trent Moore
Grace Page*
Jennifer Pino*
Nathaniel Ross
Tara Ruhland*
Jack Ruiz
Kate Selles
Kayleigh Steele
Ashlyn Thompson*
Francesca Valli-Doherty

*  Graduating with Honors