Mayor's Youth Council


Indya Kincannon
[email protected]
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of a total 12 young people who share a desire to be more involved with local government and decision making. 

Earlier this year, Empower Knox invited youth ages 12 to 20 years old to attend one of two virtual forums to discuss their thoughts on City government, its role in their lives and the community at large. Attendees identified strategies for both improving communication with the City and Knoxville’s long term growth. Many participants also identified violence, inequities, transportation and activities for young people as their top concerns. 

The council meets every 4th Sunday of the month. Primary activities will include education on municipal services, collaborations with peers and youth-serving nonprofit organizations, and strategic planning, focusing on the following identified Action Committees: Homelessness, Violence Prevention, Civic Engagement and Mental Health and Trauma.

Members of the City’s first Youth Council are listed by school and grade: 

Austin East High School

• Maleek Bishop, 12th grade
• Tylan Baker, 10th grade
• Shermija Whitehead, 9th grade

Farragut High School

• Nolan Du, 11th grade
• Sam Kittrell, 12th grade

Career Magnet Academy

• Deion Moten, 9th grade

Webb School of Knoxville

• Molly Crawford, 11th grade

West High School

• Coogie Person, 11th grade
• Owen Davis, 10th grade
• Henry Foster-Tobin, 10th grade