The City of Monroe Youth Council is comprised of high school students who either attend a school within the city limits of Monroe, reside in the city limits of Monroe, or have a family member who works within the city limits of Monroe.
The Youth Council is facilitated by Hope Tanner and Pete Hovanec, and the group meets the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between the Old Armory Community Center and Monroe City Hall. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. with dinner, and business starts at 6:30 p.m.
The organization has an executive committee that helps facilitate meetings and works to select and secure volunteers for the various events and activities in which the Youth Council participates. Prospective members may submit applications when they are rising ninth graders. High school seniors are discouraged to apply as the program is geared to foster multi-year participation.
The Youth Council is an active participant in the National League of Cities program and sends members to the NLC conference in Washington, DC each spring and participates in the NLC conference in the fall at various locations across the United States. Students are selected by the members to attend these conferences, and the City of Monroe pays all expenses for the individuals to participate.
Youth Council members are expected to participate in as many volunteer activities as they can throughout the year and are a representation of the City of Monroe in the community as well as at any conference or workshop.
The Youth Council has bylaws that govern the operation as well as a point system to track student participation. A dress code as well as code of conduct is also in place to ensure that there is no confusion as to what is expected.
YOUTH COUNCIL APPLICATION
YOUTH COUNCIL BY-LAWS
YOUTH COUNCIL CODE OF CONDUCT