Mayor Jeff Triplett, in a Resolution, formed the Mayor’s Youth Council on May, 20, 2015. The Youth Council is comprised of 12 high school students. All students are open to apply at both of Sanford’s high school's, Crooms Academy of Information Technology, Seminole High School and also students who may live in Sanford but attend another high school in Seminole County.
The goal of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to engage the youth of Sanford, to make recommendations to the City Commission on matters that affect this demographic and ultimately every citizen. The Council will pick projects/initiatives to work on that aligns with the City of Sanford’s Mission and Vision, involving them in the policy-making process.
Youth Councils are an excellent means of vesting youth with the knowledge, skills and abilities in civic matters. Youth Councils promote regular and active civic engagement among youth.
“I am looking forward to this new endeavor for the City of Sanford. Engaging and investing in the next generation by educating them in the importance of civic involvement, integral to the future of our community. These students are willing and eager participants. The Youth Council students provide a great foundation for our future", said Mayor Triplett.
Applications are being accepted now until May 23, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a meeting or two over summer break. Email applications to Communicate@sanfordfl.gov.
Mayor's Youth Council Program Support
Latonya Thomas, Teacher, Seminole High School
Lindsay Bundrick, Teacher, Crooms Academy of Information Technology
Lisa Holder, Communications Officer, City of Sanford
The Youth Council is scheduled to meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 3:30 pm-4:30pm in the Mayor's Youth Council Office, City Hall, 300 N. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771.
Mayor's Youth Council volunteering at the June 28 City and County 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.
Celebrating the Florida League of Cities Govt. Week Introduction of Mayor's Youth Council at a Seminole High School football game.
Florida League of Cities Govt. Week "Walk and Learn" with Mayor Triplett and the Mayor's Youth Council. Getting fit and learning about local government at the same time...
Mayor's Youth Council (Inaugural Class)
Youth Council volunteering and attending the 1st Annual Sanford/Seminole County Veterans Appreciation Day honoring Vietnam Veterans.
Youth Council with Barry Cotton, representing Congressman John Mica's office at the First Annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.