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August 20, 2009


Mayor Bill White has announced that the 2009-2010 Mayor's Youth Council is now taking applications. Interested applicants are invited to apply online at Deadline is midnight, Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

Applicants must be high school students, who reside or attend school in the City of Houston, generally between the ages of 14 and 18, demonstrate strong interest in gaining knowledge about city government and promoting discussion on youth related issues.

The Mayor's Youth Council emulates the Houston City Council with a chairperson (mayor), city secretary, nine district and five at-large council positions and their accompanying aides.

Applications are now being accepted and are due by midnight on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  A panel of youth and adult advisors will review the applications and invite qualified candidates for a personal interview.  Decisions will be announced in mid-September.

For more information please contact, Cameron M. Waldner at 832.393.0971 or