About the Council
"Building future leaders by learning & serving in the community."
The Saratoga Springs City Youth Council is a group of concerned, active teens who live within the City. Members of Youth Council have a strong interest in government, local issues and civic responsibilities. The Youth Council helps to give back to the community through learning activities and service projects.
As part of the Civic Events Committee the youth council will have the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementing of various citywide events. Involvement fosters a greater appreciation for our government and helps to bestow many skills that will be helpful throughout life. It also is a platform to interact with peers and make new friends.
To be eligible to participate on the Saratoga Springs City Youth Council, applicants must be a Saratoga Springs City resident of high school age (9th -12th grades). Members of the Youth City Council serve for a period of one year from their registration date.
We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 5pm - 6pm at the city offices (unless otherwise specified on the calendar), to learn about city government and how a city functions day to day.
- Formal Meetings go from September-May
- Additional Meetings include:
- A City Council Meeting
- The Day at the Legislature in January (Meeting attendance requirement for this event.)
- Mock bill training for The Day at the Legislature
We have many opportunities to volunteer in the community. We assist the Civic Events committee at various activities through the year including The Fall Festival, The Christmas tree Lighting, the Easter egg Hunt, and the City Celebration "Saratoga Splash Days".
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Fall Festival
- Westlake Homecoming Carnival
- Christmas Tree Lighting
- Orchestra Holiday Concert
- Westlake Stuff the Jar Night
- Miss Saratoga Springs Pageant
- Spring Festival
- Saratoga Splash Days
You can register for the youth council by bringing the filled out and signed form below to a regular youth council meeting, any city event, or the Westlake Homecoming Fair.