Join Us!

The Mayor's Youth Council is the connection between the City Council and youth of Burleson. Everyone is invited to join us at the monthly Mayor's Youth Council meeting. If you would like to join us as a voting member, you will need to follow the 3-part process outlined below.

Eligible Youth Council Members are:
  • 13-19 years of age (at start of term June 1)
  • Reside in Burleson or the ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction)
  • Have a passion to be the voice of Burleson youth, and
  • Show leadership qualities within the community

Nomination Process


1. Be Nominated: Get nominated by an adult. Any adult may nominate a student who they feel will be an asset to the Mayor's Youth Council by filling out the Nomination Form. (Adult Nominations of Youth are ongoing, but in order for youth to be considered for appointment June 1, 2017, nominations must be received no later than March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.)

2. Apply: Submit your MYC Application. Each nominated youth must fill out a MYC Application to continue in the process. (MYC Applications are ongoing, but in order for youth to be considered for appointment June 1, 2017, questionnaires must be received no later than March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.)

3. Be Appointed: Receive your MYC appointment. Nominations and applications will be reviewed by the current members of the Mayor's Youth Council, who will in turn submit their recommendations to the City Council for official appointment. 
 
Appointments will be made prior to May 31, 2017
 

Adult Voting Members


The Mayor's Youth Council allows for 3 adult voting positions. If you are interested in serving as an Adult Voting Member of the Mayor's Youth Council, please fill-out the Adult Voting Member Application. (Adult Voting Member Applications are accepted on an on-going basis) - 1 open Position
 

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members


MYC Staff Liaison
Mayor of the City of Burleson 
City of Burleson Council Member
Law Enforcement Liaisons - Open Positions
Counselors or Educators from an Independent School District - 3 Open Positions
Burleson Independent School District Board Member - 1 Open Position
Member of the Burleson Community At Large - 1 Open Position

If you are interested in an Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member position, please contact Lisa Poteete at 817-426-9682

Benefits of Serving on the Youth Council


The Mayor's Youth Council is a diverse, collaborative body of youth who help the Burleson City Council identify current issues affecting area youth. Join the Mayor's Youth Council to share your ideas and see them come alive. Learn more about how local government touches your life everyday. Experience networking with other youth who have the same passion as you and get an opportunity to enhance your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Contact Us


For more information, please contact Community Initiatives and Special Projects Manager Lisa Poteete at 817-426-9682.