August 8, 2021 - The application deadline for Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council for the 2021-22 school year has been extended until August 12, 2021.

The Council’s vision is to be a service learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on projects. The program also includes panel discussions, guest speakers, and the opportunity to be involved in a special event. The recently graduated class from 2020-2021 focused on issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability as well as providing volunteer support to local nonprofits.

Applications are available at An applicant must be a city resident and enrolled as a high school sophomore-senior for the 2021-22 school year.

*All applicants must include a completed application form from the website.

*Interviews will take place in August and September.

*Space on the council is limited and is a one-year commitment.

Applications may be mailed to the following address:

Mayor’s Office, Attn: Karen L. Richards, Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council,

200 E. Berry Street, 4th Floor, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802

Applicants may also email their applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.