North Liberty Youth Council
The North Liberty Youth Council program invites local high school students to engage more deeply with the city, develop leadership skills, support the community through service projects and advocate for other young people in North Liberty.
Read the 2022-2023 North Liberty Youth Council’s letter to the North Liberty City Council.
Youth Council meetings are held on the North Liberty Community Center campus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month from September to May, and include regular opportunities to engage with city staff and community leaders. The group will meet once a month in January, June and July.
Participation in the North Liberty Youth Council requires six to 12 hours of service each month. This includes attending Youth Council meetings, participating in group service projects and planning and hosting Youth Council‐sponsored community engagement events and programs throughout the year.
Members of the 2023-2024 North Liberty Youth Council, with a term that runs from September 2023 to August 2024, include:
- Asher Bonner (Liberty)
- Chase Lovetinsky (CCA)
- Kevin Ni (Liberty)
- Leela Strand (Liberty)
- McKenna Kelley (Liberty)
- Megan Quinn (Liberty)
- Mi’niri Jurgens (Regina)
- Montana Duron (Liberty)
- Olivia Roling (CCA)
- Piper Kearney (Liberty)
Youth Council applications are accepted on a rolling basis while vacancies remain. Participation is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Public, private and home school students who live in North Liberty or attend school in North Liberty are eligible to apply.
We aim to be representative of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of the youth of North Liberty, so please take a moment to fill out our application to let us know who you are, what you’re passionate about and why you want to join the Youth Council.
Questions? Contact Outreach & Equity Coordinator Micah Ariel James at [email protected] or (319) 640‐8172.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while vacancies remain.
Youth Basketball Tournament
February 18, 12-5pm
North Liberty Recreation Center
Join us at the North Liberty Recreation Center for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament organized by the North Liberty Youth Council. This event is part of Beat the Bitter 2024. More information coming soon!
We want to hear from you! The North Liberty Youth Council would like to gain more insight into what the youth of North Liberty are impacted by and care about. If you are a junior high or high school student, please fill out our youth survey. Youth who complete our survey will be eligible to win one of five $10 gift cards. Winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday, January 19.
November 8, 6-7:30pm
North Liberty Library, FREE
Are you a teen who’s curious about how local and state government work? Do you have questions for your representatives? Visit the North Liberty Library for pizza and conversation with local politicians. Speakers will include Ruthina Malone (ICCSD School Board President), Amy Nielsen (Iowa House of Representatives), Erek Sittig (North Liberty City Council Member), two members of the North Liberty Youth Council and an Iowa State Senator.
August 19, 8pm
Centennial Park, FREE
Join the North Liberty Youth Council for a free outdoor screening of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie will start just after sunset (right around 8:00 p.m.). This screening is especially for teens, but people of all ages are welcome to attend. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and meet us there! Free snacks provided.
July 29, 10am-2:30pm
North Liberty Community Center, FREE
High school students will learn how to develop healthy habits, manage stress, build resilience and enhance self-esteem, and well as completing QPR training, which refers to Question, Persuade and Refer, the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. This program is presented by the City of North Liberty in partnership with Better Way Forward, The Big O Foundation, I’m Glad You Stayed Project, the North Liberty Youth Council and United Action for Youth.
The North Liberty Youth Council would like to gain insight into what the youth of North Liberty are impacted by and care about. If you are a junior high or high school student, please fill out our short survey to let us know your thoughts.
The survey will take about five minutes to complete and survey participants will be eligible to win one of five $10 gift cards. Winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday, Jan. 19, 2023.