Eureka Youth Council is a unique program designed to give Eureka teens the opportunity to learn about local city government while working on projects that can have a positive impact on the community. If you’re interested in applying for the Eureka Youth Council 2023 term, applications and interviews will be opening in Spring 2023 and the term will begin August 2023. If you have any questions or want to be placed on an interest list, you can email Jim Thomas.
The 2022 Eureka Youth Council is made up of six members joining us from Eureka High School, Zoe Barnum High School and St. Bernard’s Academy. Pictured from left to right are Asher Russo, Solveig Lyssand, Kate Fazio, Alexandra Nelson, Rory Bickmore, and Rafael Hernandez.
Through this program selected members have the opportunity to engage with local leaders and feel empowered, while at the same time evolving their critical thinking skills and developing the civic leadership skills needed to represent their generation. Eureka Youth Council is a one-year term and runs from January to December. During this time Youth Council will also develop and execute three major projects, with the purpose of addressing a community cause or concern. Youth Council then has the honor of presenting their project efforts to the Eureka City Council at a scheduled monthly meeting.
This year Youth Council’s first project was to create and develop a video public service announcement regarding recycling contamination awareness and prevention. Stay tuned, the PSA will be rolling out summer 2022.
Youth Council’s next two projects will relate to information gathered from an online survey. The survey is intended to help frame a better understanding of how local youth currently live, learn, work, & play in our community, and what could be improved or implemented to provide a higher quality of life in the city.
2020 Term Youth Council Members: Christina Smith, Stella Saba, Tristan Greene, and Gwendolyn Parsons