City of Cumming Youth Council

The Youth Council is comprised of nine students from Forsyth Central High School and the Alliance Academy for Innovation, the two high schools located within the Cumming City Limits. Students from both schools can apply to participate in the City’s Youth Council. All applications are reviewed by a committee, which selects the nine Youth Council members.

Much like the City of Cumming’s elected body, the Youth Council meets each month and members elect the leadership roles of Mayor, Mayor Protem, City Administrator, and Clerk.

The Mission Statement of the City of Cumming Youth Council is “to provide local youth with the experience of working with city government while obtaining a sense of civic responsibility, as well as the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills.”

The purpose of the Youth Council is to act as an advisory board to the Cumming City Council by providing insight into today’s youth. Youth Council members provide ideas for ways to better connect with young people and to serve the community as a whole. Cumming/Forsyth County Students: The City of Cumming Youth Council would like your input! Click here to access a questionnaire from the Youth Council.

Meetings of the Youth Council are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers (Third Floor of City Hall, 100 Main Street). Click here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Previous Youth Council Members:

2019-2020 Inaugural Youth Council 

2020-2021 Youth Council 

2021-2022 Youth Council

Current Youth Council Members

The nine students selected for 2022-2023 Youth Council are (left to right): Top Row – Jackson Moskowitz, Mayor (Alliance); Ann Kim, Mayor Protem (Alliance); Camden Malone, City Administrator (FCHS); Middle Row – Gowri Vattenad, Clerk (Alliance); Joao Conde Botelho Da Costa (FCHS); Joshua Chelliah (Alliance); Bottom Row – Pradyun Pulipaka (FCHS); Makayla Spriggs (FCHS); and Akriti Talwar (FCHS).