Mission Statement: To give Gulfport youth the opportunity to provide input and insight on community issues, learn about municipal government, and network with youth councils across the state.

Vision Statement: Mayor’s Youth Council was created to ensure that the youth of Gulfport are engaged, educated, and connected to the community.

Application for membership into the Mayor’s Youth Council is open to any high school junior, who attends high school or resides within the geographic boundaries of the City of Gulfport. Applicants must be current high school juniors or the equivalent for students learning at home.

The Mayor’s Youth Council provides an outlet for young leaders to discuss and take action to address issues that are important to Gulfport’s youth. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council have numerous opportunities to develop their personal leadership skills through community service by acting as a catalyst for youth engagement in community matters, through advocacy and education efforts, and by representing their peers in the development and adoption of public policy.

If you are interested in serving on the Mayor’s Youth Council, please contact Jase Payne, Communications & Marketing Manager, at (228) 868-5782 or mayorsoffice@gulfport-ms.gov.

Submit your application to the Office of Communications & Marketing, P.O. Box 1780, Gulfport, MS 39502; by close of business day, October 20, 2021