August 10, 2018 - Fort Wayne youth who would like to learn more about local government and how they can make a difference in their community are encouraged to apply for Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council. Applications will be accepted through August 19. Those who are accepted will have the opportunity to shadow City government employees and will work with a team of peers on projects involving the city, such as the Great American Clean Up and Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous event. They will also participate in Fort Wayne Sister Cities International and state-wide AIM, Accelerate Indiana Municipalities.
The Council’s vision is to be a service learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on projects.
Applications are available at https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/myec.html. An applicant must be a city resident and enrolled as a sophomore-senior in high school for the 2018-19 school year.
*All applicants must include a completed application form from the website.
*Finalists must take part in an in-person interview. Interviews will take place in August and September.
*Space on the council is limited and is a one-year commitment.
Applications may be turned in to the Mayor’s Office, Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., 4th floor, or mailed to: Mayor’s Office, Attn: Karen L. Richards, Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry Street, 4th floor, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.