Waco Youth Council

The Mission of the Waco Youth Council is to provide Waco's youth with an active role in addressing community issues and to serve as a voice for youth in all aspects of the community.


The Waco Youth Council Commission consists of 17-25 members. Members are eligible for multiple terms.

The Waco Youth Council has been formally in existence since 1999 and serves as a Youth Advisory Board to the Waco City Council. Memberships of the Youth Council will be representative of the age, genders, and ethnicity of the youth of Waco, and will represent a balance of geographical areas of the City of Waco.

Membership of the Youth Council will attempt to be composed of at least one representative from each of the high schools with Waco residents as attendants.


  1. To define specific ways to address community issues as they arise through the development of goals and objectives and recommended actions.
  2. To encourage and promote the education of youth regarding city government and the importance of citizen input, participation, and responsibility.
  3. To assist and advise the mayor, city council, and city departments and to schedule meetings with the mayor, city council and city staff on an as needed basis.
  4. To conduct surveys, studies, forums, seminars, workshops, special events, and awards as appropriate.
  5. To serve as youth ambassadors for the City of Waco.

Youth Council 2021-22 Application

The application period will be from Thursday, April 1, 2021, until 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021.

Application packet materials may be mailed to:

Parks and Recreation
ATTN: Youth Council Application Packet
PO Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570

Application packet materials may be faxed to: (254) 750-8087

Application packet materials may be scanned and emailed to: WacoYouthCouncil@wacotx.gov

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application packet materials received after 5 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021 will not be considered.

Qualified, selected candidates will be contacted to participate in a conference call interview in May. If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Council Advisors at WacoYouthCouncil@wacotx.gov or by phone at (254) 750-5980.

Meetings & Activities

Regular Youth Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Youth Council also participates in other activities, meetings and community service projects in addition to their regular meeting schedule.

College Prep Pack

  1. Choosing A College/Major
  2. Financial Aid
  3. College Applications
  4. Writing Essays

For more information, call (254) 750-5980.

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