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City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, so staff can move from the current, leased offices to the new, permanent building.

The final day of operations at 3 Quail Creek Center will be Tuesday, April 23.

City Hall will reopen at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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North Liberty Youth Council

Established in 2022, the North Liberty Youth Council invites local high school students to engage more deeply with the city, develop leadership skills, plan and host community events, support the community through service projects and advocate for other young people in North Liberty.

Members of the 2023-2024 North Liberty Youth Council, with a term that runs from September 2023 to August 2024, include:

  1. Asher Bonner (Liberty)
  2. Chase Lovetinsky (CCA)
  3. Kevin Ni (Liberty)
  4. Leela Strand (Liberty)
  5. McKenna Kelley (CCA)
  6. Megan Quinn (Liberty)
  7. Mi’niri Jurgens (Regina)
  8. Montana Duron (Liberty)
  9. Olivia Roling (CCA)
  10. Piper Kearney (Liberty)

Past members include Abby Stapleton, Avery Van Abbema, Konstantin Titarenko, Lucy Lohman, Matthew Staber, Noah Egge and Ruby Frank.

Participation in the North Liberty Youth Council requires around three to six 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.

Youth Council meetings are held at the Ranshaw House twice a month and include regular opportunities to engage with city staff and community leaders.

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 North Liberty Youth Council. Interested students who will be in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2024 should apply by Friday, May 31, for best consideration.

The Youth Council will host eight to 12 students for the 2024-2025 term and 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.

Learn More and Apply

Questions? Contact Outreach & Equity Coordinator Micah Ariel James at [email protected].

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 North Liberty Youth Council for a term that will run from September 2024 to August 2025. Interested students who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2024 should apply by Friday, May 31, for best consideration.

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The North Liberty Youth Council invites local high school students to engage more deeply with the city, develop leadership skills, plan and host community events, support the community through service projects and advocate for other young people in North Liberty.

Participation is open to students who will be in high school in the 2024-2025 school year. Public, private and home school students who live in North Liberty or attend school in North Liberty are eligible to apply.

For the 2024-2025 term, Youth Council meetings will typically be held at the Ranshaw House (just north of the North Liberty Community Center) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month from September to December 2024 and on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from January to May 2025. The group will meet once a month in June and July 2025.

Participation in the North Liberty Youth Council requires approximately three to six hours of service each month. This includes attending Youth Council meetings, which include regular opportunities to engage with city staff and community leaders, participating in group service projects and planning and hosting Youth Council‐sponsored community engagement events and programs throughout the year.

The Youth Council will host eight to 12 students for the 2024-2025 term. Interested students who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2024 should apply by Friday, May 31, for best consideration. Applicants will be notified of their status in late-June and selected participants will be invited to attend a mandatory new councilor orientation from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2024.

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.

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2024

NLYC Youth Kickball Tournament

Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

Diamond Dreams Sports Academy, 2905 Stoner Ct., FREE

Join us for a co-ed kickball tournament at Diamond Dreams on Saturday, May 11. Enjoy free pizza, snacks and drinks. A free t-shirt will be given to all players and prizes will be awarded to tournament winners.

Registration is free and open to anyone in grades 6-12. Two divisions: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Register your full team of 5 to 8 players by May 4 at the link below. Or if you don’t have a full team, register as an individual and we’ll add you to a team.

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Banned Book Club

Monthly on the 4th Saturday

North Liberty Library, Meeting Room CD, FREE

Join us in reading and discussing recently banned and challenged books. All teens are welcome!

NLYC Youth Basketball Tournament

Sunday, Feb. 18, 12-5pm

North Liberty Recreation Center, Jones Gymnasium, FREE to attend / $5 registration per team

The North Liberty Youth Council invites junior high and high school students to participate in a co-ed, 3-on-3 basketball tournament as part of Beat the Bitter 2024. Two age divisions: 12-14 and 15-18. Registration is $5/team and payment (cash only) is due at check-in on the day of the tournament. Winning team in each age division will receive $30 in Pancheros gift cards. Register by Feb. 12.

The NLYC Youth Basketball Tournament is free to attend and tickets are not required.

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Youth Council Storytime

Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:30-11am

North Liberty Library, FREE

Join the North Liberty Youth Council for a very special Family Storytime exploring what it means to participate in democracy as a “young citizen”. Geared toward early elementary and younger.

Hygiene Products Drive

January 8-31

Help us help our community! The North Liberty Youth Council is collecting hygiene products to donate to the North Liberty Community Pantry. We are seeking donations of personal care items including deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, pads and tampons and other common toiletries.

Due to this month’s multiple winter weather disruptions and closures, the drive has been extended through January 31. Find an NLYC donation box and drop off items at the following locations in North Liberty during regular business hours:

Hills Bank
590 W. Forevergreen Rd.

Iowa LEAP
70 Circle Dr, Suite D

MidwestOne Bank
465 Hwy 965 A

North Liberty Community Center
(boxes available at the Library and the Rec Center)
520 W. Cherry St.

Area students are also invited to bring items to the NLYC donation boxes at CCA High School, Liberty High School, and Regina Junior/Senior High.

Youth Survey

Nov. 17, 2023 – Jan. 18, 2024

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, Jan. 19.

2023

Pizza & Politicians

Wednesday, Nov. 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.

Teen Movie Night: Spider Man: No Way Home

Saturday, Aug. 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.

Summer Summit, a mental health and wellness gathering for teens

Saturday, 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.

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To ensure all North Liberty youth have the chance to excel by expanding equality and resources throughout the community.

A North Liberty where all people, especially youth, have the resources needed to manage their mental health and succeed in an inclusive, sustainable community.

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