The Gallatin Youth Council works to engage a diverse group of youth across Gallatin in community and civic initiatives that contribute to our thriving city. We work on issues important to youth, talk to our peers, family and neighbors about their concerns and take action to address them. We serve as community advisory ambassadors to our Mayor, City Council, business owners and community groups.
Comprised of 16 members – One from each grade/class from Gallatin High School & Station Camp High School.
Three At Large Members (may be from different public high schools, home schooled or private schools)
What We Do
Youth Council members represent students in their schools and neighborhoods. We meet with leaders like the Mayor, City Council, business owners and community groups to advocate for youth.
What’s Our Mission
Provide ongoing and direct input on government policies and practices that may affect young people
Advocate on issues and initiatives that may impact the lives of young people
Recommend and foster initiatives for and by youth
Act as a communication link between the City of Gallatin and the youth of Gallatin
Promote and recognize the abilities, accomplishments and contributions of young people in their community
Who Can Serve
We are looking for committed youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences between the ages of 14-18 with the time, energy and passion to work for change.
Requirements for Membership
Have a Gallatin home address and be between the ages of 14-18
Attend meetings once per month
Engage with peers, diverse groups, the Mayor and City Council
Participate in trainings, conferences and various discussions
Be prepared to fulfill a one-year term (June – May)
How to Apply
Complete and submit the Youth Council application along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or community leader.
If you are chosen as a finalist you will be contacted for a mandatory in-person interview at City Hall.