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Junior City Council

What is the purpose of the Junior City Council?

The Auburn City Council created the Junior City Council in order to get advice and ideas from students on things like parks, recreation, entertainment, traffic, police, festivals, trails, environmental stewardship and other social issues. Students will learn leadership skills, improve their chances for scholarships, learn how City government operates and see how they can influence government activities in order to make a positive difference in the community.

Who can be on the Junior City Council?

The members of the Council must be from middle schools and high schools within the city limits.

One (1) member can be from other schools located outside of the City as long they are an Auburn resident.

Junior City Council at NLC

Pictured above: (L-R) Waylon Menzia, Brandon Berend and Jonathan Mulenga at the National League of Cities Youth Conference in Washington, D.C.

Current Junior City Council members:

  • Waylon Menzia
  • Jonathan Mulenga
  • Kailee Sin
  • Kelly Oh
  • Janine Park 
  • Madelyn Taylor
  • Briseyda Sandate

How much time will it take a student?

It is estimated that students will need to spend about 2 hours per week during the school year attending meetings, participating in City functions and studying for meetings.

What is the application process?

Fill out our online application. Students need to get at least one letter of recommendation from a school teacher, administrator or counselor.

For more information, call 253-931-3041 or email Antoinette Manthey.