Mayor Paul TenHaken is pleased to announce the students selected for the 2022-23 Mayor’s Youth Council. The class is made up of twelve Sioux Falls juniors and seniors, including representatives from private and public schools.
The following students were selected to serve on the council: Angeth Mayen, Ethan Buermann, and Tesfanesh Feldkamp, Jefferson High School; Aryan Patel, Delaney Gramlick and Rubben Johnson, Lincoln High School; Colby Holtz and Sydney Anel, O’Gorman High School; Nicholas Maas, Roosevelt High School; Lavin Maddox, Sioux Falls Christian High School; and Alanna Smith and Siyanne Redda, Washington High School.
“Last year, our inaugural Mayor’s Youth Council was a huge success, and I’m excited to be working with this next cohort of future leaders. Getting their views and ideas through this council is extremely valuable in helping to shape the future of our community,” said Mayor TenHaken.
The goal of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to give young people a voice on community issues and an opportunity to learn about municipal government and develop leadership skills. The 2022-23 term began on Saturday, September 10 with team building exercises and presentations from city leaders and will end with graduation in May 2023. Meetings will be held monthly, in addition to other activities and events.
The Mayor’s Youth Council is led by a central planning team made up of City employees: Kim Stulken, Human Resources; Chad Quissell, Parks and Recreation Department; Dustin Hansen and Chris Myers, Department of Public Works; Lt. Andrew Siebenborn, Sioux Falls Police Department; and BryAnn Becker Knecht, Mayor’s Office.
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