Mayor's Youth Leadership Council

The La Vista Youth Leadership Council, an initiative of Mayor Douglas Kindig, is an exciting new program designed to encourage middle and high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government.

Youth members on the Council will attend City Council meetings, and board and commission meetings where they will get to see the community decision-making process in action and offer a youth perspective on local government issues. They will also participate in community events, hopefully fostering a sense of civic participation and volunteerism.

In addition to the interaction with Mayor Kindig and other elected officials, the Youth Leadership Council will be led by Police Officers Jamie Brown and Nick Jeanette, offering students an opportunity to create relationships with law enforcement officers and other City staff.

Current members of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council:

  • Noah Atchinson
  • Jamie Bac
  • Samuel Cahill
  • Haley DeWitt
  • Corinne Fjelsted
  • Lucas Neill
  • Angelina Rossi
  • Madelynn Vasquez
  • Devin Vetter
  • Emma Williams
  • Alexis Spaulding
  • Huyen-Yen Hoang

To qualify, teens must:

  1. Be a resident of the City of La Vista attending a public or private junior high or high school or a home school.
  2. Be entering the 7th-12th grade.
  3. Maintain good citizenship.
  4. Demonstrate community interest and a willingness to serve the youth and community of La Vista.

To remain on the council, members must:

  1. Attend a minimum of 50 percent of all committee meetings and Youth Council meetings
  2. Fulfill other responsibilities as defined
  3. Set a good example for the youth of the community
  4. Complete annual orientation program conducted by city staff
  5. Attend one City Council meeting per quarter
  6. Attend scheduled meetings (held every other month) Do you have what it takes to be a City of La Vista youth leader?

For more information, call the La Vista Police Department, 402-331-1582.