Mayor's Youth Council

The mission of the Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) is to promote civic engagement by youth. The MYC provides high school students with opportunities to learn about city government, develop leadership skills, and bring awareness to issues that are important to Victoria's youth. MYC is made up of junior and senior high school students representing the youth population of Victoria and is open to students from VISD, St. Joseph, Faith Academy, Industrial ISD, Bloomington ISD, and other home schooled students.

Applications are due August 31 of the current school year and must include a letter of recommendation.

For questions, more information, or to submit your application, contact Keisha Smith, Special Projects Manager, at or 361.485.3030.

Mayor's Youth Council Documents

Members meet 1-2 times monthly during the school year, typically the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 4 PM, to listen to presentations from City staff, outside organizations, and elected officials, plus organize volunteer opportunities and discuss issues concerning youth. The MYC 2023-2024 meeting schedule is as follows:

September 26

October 10

October 24

November 14

November 28

December 12*

January 9

January 23

February 13

February 27

March 26*

April 9

April 13: Bicentennial Volunteer Opportunities

April 23

May 7**: City Council Recognition