Mayor Seeking Students for Youth Council

Local high school students are needed to join the Mayor’s Youth Council for 2022-23.

Applications due by May 30; all high school-aged students in Seymour eligible

Applications now are available to incoming 9th- 12th graders at Seymour High School, Trinity Lutheran High School, and Sandy Creek Christian Academy. Home-schooled students also are eligible to apply.

Interested students can request an application by emailing or can follow the link to fill out a Google form. The deadline to apply is May 31.

The youth council operates as an advisory board to the mayor on issues affecting youth in the community.

Applicants need to be able to commit to attending most, if not all youth council meetings, from September through April.

Council members will take part in city meetings, tour city facilities, hear from guest speakers and participate in other leadership activities.

Students will establish connections and learn how networking can help accomplish tasks and goals.

“Our city’s future leaders are made by experiences and opportunities like this that encourage growth and development,” Mayor Matt Nicholson said. “The youth council promotes civic commitment and community volunteerism and gives our youth a voice and an opportunity to get involved in city government.”

Three students who served on the youth council in 2021-22, Paul Bontrager, Cory Robinson and Brandon Rodriguez, all students at SHS, recently were selected to serve as summer interns at Seymour City Hall.

For more questions or more information, contact Jane Hays at or 812-523-5880 or January Rutherford at or 812-216-5644.

Pictured Below - 2021-22 Mayor’s Youth Council Members



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