Hopkinsville Mayor Carter M. Hendricks will be accepting applications for the Mayor’s Youth Council known as MYCity.

MYCity gives high school juniors and seniors from Christian County public, private, and home schools the opportunity to address issues that affect our community and to offer youth-centered solutions and ideas to local government.

This is the program’s fourth year. The program provides a platform for students to enhance leadership skills and empower volunteerism. The Mayor highly encourages students who are interested to start applying now.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Application submissions must include a completed application form, a personal essay of 300 words or less, two letters of recommendation, a signed parental consent form and a photograph.

Youth council member interviews will be conducted between Sept. 5 and 11. Selection notices will be sent to all applicants by Sept. 13 before the mandatory orientation scheduled for the morning of Sept. 22.

Applications will be available at Hopkinsville Municipal Center located at 715 S. Virginia St., Christian County High School, Heritage Christian Academy, Hopkinsville High School, Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of KY (PACHEK), and University Heights Academy. Applications are also available for download from www.hoptown.org/mycity.

Applications may be submitted by email to idalia.luna@hopkinsvilleky.us, by hand delivery to the Hopkinsville Municipal Center located at 715 S. Virginia St. or by mail at:

City of Hopkinsville

Attn: Mayor’s Youth Council

715 S. Virginia St.

Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

If you have questions, visit www.hoptown.org/mycity or contact Idalia Luna by email at idalia.luna@hopkinsvilleky.us or by phone at 270-890-0200.

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