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Mayor's Youth Council

The purpose of the Mayor's Youth Council (M.Y.C.) is to provide youth with an opportunity to be advocates within their community as they analyze and develop solutions on key issues. We want to inspire and encourage students to use their voices toward change, creating a network of the next generation of student leaders that know the power in their voices, by engaging in the city's decisions so that the problems seen can be improved.

Program Requirements:

  • Must be a student attending a high school in the city of Pine Bluff
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Possess at least a 2.5 GPA or above
  • Must be willing to commit to the program for the 2019-2020 school year (October - May)

Elected Positions


  • Works with the council to recommend, develop, plan and implement projects, activities, and events
  • Will serve as the spokesperson and representative for the council

City Attorney:

  • Responsible for coordinating information with city organizations
  • Ensures that projects are completed in a legal manner

City Clerk:

  • Responsible for keeping attendance, recording minutes, and keeping records of all written communication

City Treasurer:

  • Oversees monetary spending of the council, ensuring that the money spent is according to plan

Council Members:

  • Works with the council to plan and implement projects, activities and events
  • Communicates plan of action with other youth in their high schools


Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are ongoing. To apply, click here


For questions, contact:

Ima Etim

(870) 209-0048