Hinesville Youth Council

The Hinesville Youth Council is focused on gaining knowledge of municipal government, developing leadership and public speaking skills, as well as promoting a means by which youth can share their perspective. Members include students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High Schools.

While most Youth Council meetings are closed, working sessions; there are several opportunities for youth to address the Council during open session. Please note that the Youth Council will not hear school related issues. Any concerns or recommendations for initiatives should be presented to the LCSS or FPCA directly.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, open Youth Council Meetings may be held virtually until further notice.  

Group with Advisory Board

Mission Statement 

The Hinesville Youth Council is dedicated to supporting and representing the youth in our local community by working bilaterally with City government, learning about leadership, responsibility, and the importance of service.

Vision Statement

The Hinesville Youth Council envisions a future of increased youth involvement in the local community and in local government policy. It is our vision to turn Hinesville into a sprawling green metropolis that will have an active and empowered youth population united to improve our community.

Application Process

To apply for the 2022-2023 Hinesville Youth Council, please complete the HYC Application and hand deliver, mail, or email to Lia Jones, City Clerk, at 115 East MLK Jr. Drive. Each year in September the City of Hinesville appoints members to the Hinesville Youth Council to serve a one-year term. Total service shall be limited to two, 2-year terms with the exception of senior year members.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Reside within the City limits of Hinesville.
  • Attend a private school within the City of Hinesville or attend a public school of the Liberty County School System. 
  • Be in grades 9-12 during the term/school year.
  • Be in good academic standing and free of any serious disciplinary infractions within the last six months. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Code of Conduct

As a member you represent yourself, your family, your school and the community. It is important to project an image of consideration, sensitivity, and respect through your behavior, language and dress. The following is a list of expectations for conduct during your tenure with the Hinesville Youth Council. Members of the Hinesville Youth Council must uphold this code of conduct and ensure that behaviors are in line with the values of the Council. Any member displaying behavior that is deemed to contradict the code of conduct or purpose of HYC is subject to censure and removal after majority vote from the other members of the Council.

Youth Council Advisory Board

The HYC is guided by a Youth Council Advisory Board appointed by Mayor and Councilmembers. The current Youth Council Advisory Board members are: 

  • Bernadett Rambharose
  • Vivian Gilliard
  • Richard Hayes
  • James Ervin
  • Camillia Murphy
  • Alysia Jackson-Hall 

Contact

For more information, contact City Clerk, Lia Jones at 912-876-3564 or ljones@cityofhinesville.org