Monday, December 12, 2016

2016-17 Mayor's Youth Council Meeting

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Mayor's Youth Council met with Louisville City Officials for lunch and fellowship at Lake Tiak O'Khata. The MYC is comprised of 9th-12th grade students throughout Winston County interested in opportunities to learn, lead, and serve the community. The Louisville Mayor's Youth Council began in the Spring of 2012.

All elected City of Louisville officials were present for the luncheon to recognize the students and welcome the new members of the 2016-17 MYC.. Mayor Will Hill addressed the group comprised of students, city officials, and guests. Past activities of service were acknowledged and future opportunities were presented. The MYC will have an upcoming opportunity in the Spring to visit Delta State University for a Statewide Youth Leadership Summit. 

Mayor Hill thanked the youth for their willingness to serve and challenged the youth to be engaged and involved in activities of the home, community, church, and school. Hill suggested involvement leads to greater understanding and we all can make a difference in the lives of others if we apply ourselves. 

The Mayors Youth Council provides a great opportunity for youth in the community to learn of local government and provides opportunities for community service hours.

Pictured: Front row (left to right): Alderwoman Judy McLeod, Sadiya Matthews, Tia Hunt, Charlessia Mays, Maddie Edwards, Chandler Wells, Allayna Lovorn, Jamal Kelly Alicia Hopkins, Alderwoman Frances Ball

Middle row (left to right): Asia Eichelberger, Bria Hunt, Carlmeisha Hunt, Maya Clay, Alderman & Mayor Pro-Tem Eugene Crosby, Alderwoman Gwenita Mays

Back row (left to right): Mayor Will Hill, City Clerk Babs W. Fulton, Elijah Wilkes, Eric Sudduth, Colby Stanley, Elijah Caudill, Eric Humphries, Alderman Richard "Dickie" Caperton

MYC member not pictured: Anna Grace Woolery, Savannah Watkins, Laquinton Kelly, Jikahri Dauden, Keyasha Edwards