Mayor Annise Parker has announced that the 2010-2011 Mayor’s Youth Council is now taking applications. Interested applicants are invited to apply online. The deadline is Friday, September 10, 2010 at midnight.

Applicants must be high school students, who reside in the City of Houston, between the ages of 14 and 18, demonstrate strong interest in gaining knowledge about city government and promoting discussion on youth related issues.

The Mayor’s Youth Council emulates the Houston City Council with a chairperson (mayor), city secretary, nine district and five at-large council positions and their accompanying aides.

The application should take 30-45 minutes to complete and incomplete applications will not be considered. A panel of youth and adult advisors will review the applications and invite qualified candidates for a personal interview. Decisions will be announced in mid-September.

For more information, please contact Cameron M. Waldner at 832.393.0971 or email