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Youth Council


Hickory Youth Council

The Youth Council is seeking applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Hickory Youth Council consists of 30 High School students from throughout the City who are charged with representing all the youth in the City of Hickory. The Youth Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at various City facilities between August and May.

The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. See the City events calendar for upcoming meetings.

These high school students serve as an advisory council to the Hickory City Council,participate in community service projects, and hold events that build leadership skills for themselves and their peers.

If you have any additional questions about the Youth Council, call Dave Leonetti, Community Development Manager and Staff Liaison for Youth Council, at 828-261-2227 or e-mail .


2019-2020 Youth Council Members

Christine Alkoutami, Chase Collins, Kaitlyn Day, Mackenzie Fairchild, Ariana Farley, Lana Foss, Emily Greene, Madison Hamilton, Rachel Hodakowkski, Shannen Horan, Adele Huffman, Ai-Ling Kue, Caylin Le, Madison Midea, Aidan Nigrelli, Peyton O'Neal, Lucas Osborne, Sawyer Owens, Jonah Sanderson, Eric Schoellner, Andrew Schultz, Lorna Seddon, Kate Starr, Brynne Van Allsburg, Nathaniel Walls, Macy White, and Dorian Whitworth 

Youth Council Officers for 2019-2020

Lana Foss - Chair
Macy White - Vice Chair
Eric Schoellner - Secretary
Lucas Osborne - Historian

Representatives on other Hickory Boards and Commissions:
Bond Commission - Mackenzie Fairchild
Community Appearance Commission - Brynne Van Allsburg
Community Relations Council - Lucas Osborne and Aidan Nigrelli
Historic Preservation Commission - Emily Greene
International Council - Madison Hamilton, Ariana Farley, and Lorna Seddon
Library Advisory Board - Madison Midea
Parks and Recreation Commission - Andrew Schultz
Public Art Commission - Jonah Sanderson


City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550



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Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.


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