We have received several inquiries about when the Mayor's Office will start accepting applications for the Athens Mayor's Youth Commission. We are taking applications from previous members through Sept. 7 and for new members through Sept. 11. The forms are listed below.
We are committed to this program because it encourages students to be engaged and informed citizens, and it gives them an opportunity to share their ideas and allow their voices to be heard. This year we plan to combine online and in-person meetings at City Hall where students can socially distance.
The Athens Mayor's Youth Commission won a Main Street Alabama Community Award at the annual banquet in August 2017. The Athens Mayor's Youth Commission won for engaging high school students in civic and community service programs. This includes students learning about downtown-based organizations and historic downtown sites through volunteering at downtown events, creating bicentennial-themed videos and touring iconic sites.