Mayor's Youth Council

The Mayor's Youth Council was created to give the City's youth, ages 13-18, a formal voice in Trenton's governance and in designing the City's future.  Mayor Gusciora believes that youth engagement is critical to the City's development and that the perspective and concerns of the City's young people should be heard and considered. The Council will meet with City leadership regularly and be tasked with raising concerns, researching critical issues, and assessing current policies to address the interests and needs of Trenton's youth.  

Youth Council

The Mayor's Youth Council is designed to encourage civic engagement among young people, expose youth to the day-to-day municipal government operations, and offer hands-on experience in problem-solving and policy-making.

The Mayor's Youth Council is comprised of two young people from each of Trenton's four wards.  During the inaugural meeting, participants will outline various challenges facing Trenton youth and set goals on how the City can meet the moment and address these issues. Subsequently, members will meet once per month from January to June to discuss solutions to these most challenging issues while also learning more about local government.

City youth are encouraged to apply to the Youth Council by clicking this link. The application will be active until noon on February 5, 2021.

For more information, please contact Mayor's Aide, Gary Lawery, at 609-989-3837 or glawery@trentonnj.org.