May 18, 2024

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa City-Cedar Rapids with ready access to big-city amenities.
Lake Macbride State Park – a dock on Lake McBride. Photo by Tony Webster
We’re home to new startups, local media headquarters, regional financial centers and national transportation companies.
Our workforce is talented, smart and good looking.
We’re in the center of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids region, and growing.
North Liberty is connected to what matters, and the city’s elected officials and professional staff work to ensure North Liberty is a great place live, work and play.
The City of North Liberty has launched a new initiative inviting local high school students to connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, support the community through service projects, and advocate for other young people in North Liberty.
The program, North Liberty Youth Council, is now accepting applications. This inaugural cohort of Youth Councilors will also help shape the North Liberty Youth Council program.
“This new Youth Council will help give our youth a voice in local decisions, support our community through service and help build future leaders,” Mayor Chris Hoffman said. “This initial class is particularly critical in shaping the new program, and I’m excited to see the impact our kids will make on North Liberty.”
The program will host 8 to 12 students for its inaugural cohort and aims to be representative of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of the youth of North Liberty. Participation is open to North Liberty residents who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the 2022-2023 school year. Public, private and home school students are welcome to apply.
Applications are available online at northlibertyiowa.org/youthcouncil or at the North Liberty Library and the Recreation Department front desk at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. Students should apply by Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, for best consideration, and selected participants will be invited to attend orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Youth Council meetings will typically be held at the North Liberty Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month during the school year. Our March meeting will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month due to spring break. Additional meetings might be added as needed at the discretion of the members of the Youth Council. If the Youth Council decides to meet in the summer, a schedule for those meetings will be determined in the spring.
Participation in the Youth Council is expected to require six to 12 hours each month, including monthly council meetings, participation in group service projects and planning and hosting Youth Council-sponsored community engagement events throughout the year.
For more information, contact Outreach & Equity Coordinator Micah Ariel James at [email protected] or (319) 640-8172.
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