City of Columbia Kicks Off 2nd Year of the Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council

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The City of Columbia is excited to announce the start of the 2nd year of the Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC). The 2022-23 class held their initial kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm at Columbia City Hall.

The CMYC is composed of members from various Maury County high schools who value academic excellence, community involvement, and leadership. The goal of the CMYC is to foster leadership and community involvement among Columbia’s diverse high-school population and to encourage students to become further interested in local government. CMYC meetings will be held monthly, in addition to community and volunteer projects. The CMYC members were selected based upon an application process that was made available to all public, private, and home-schooled Maury County high school students. The application process opened August 1st and closed August 26th.

Mayor Chaz Molder stated, “When I was elected, I felt a special obligation to the youth of our community, considering I am the youngest mayor to serve in this office. The Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council will help bridge the gap between generations and cultivate a generation of future leaders. Our first Mayor’s Youth Council last year exceeded every expectation. I am so pleased with the interest we received for this 2nd year of Mayor’s Youth Council, a diverse group from all over Maury County. These council members will be empowered and inspired to improve their community and, in turn, our community will be better for it.”

The students selected to serve on the 2022-2023 CMYC are as followed:

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Mickey Boshers – Mt. Pleasant High School

Dennis Campos – Columbia Central High School

Journey Davis – Columbia Central High School

Helayna Garlett – Spring Hill High School

Maggie Graham – Columbia Central High School

Aiyana Hamlin – Spring Hill High School

Savannah Honea – Columbia Central High School

Alice Kinzer – Mt. Pleasant High School

Warner Ussery – Spring Hill High School

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Lexi Augustin -Zion Christian Academy

Caroline Cashion – Columbia Central High School

Sarah Cooper – Liberty University Online Academy

Patton Duvall – Columbia Central High School

Owen Hollis – Columbia Central High School

Ayanna Jones – Mt Pleasant High School

Myla Lindsey – Mt Pleasant High School

Chloe Moore – Culleoka Unit School

Madison Smith – Columbia Central High School

Lily Tweedy – Spring Hill High School

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Anna Brewer- Columbia Academy

Ryan Bytwerk – Culleoka Unit School

Brooke Gibbs – Culleoka Unit School

Carter Lawrence – Columbia Central High School

Ke’ Veontae Martin – Columbia Central High School

Tre’Veontae Martin – Columbia Central High School

Haylie Thurman – Hampshire Unit School

To learn more about the CMYC or to stay up-to-date with CMYC community projects, visit www.columbiatn.com/cmyc. Follow the Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cmyctn or Instagram at www.instagram.com/cmyctn. For questions, please contact CMYC Liaison Jacey Bomar at [email protected] or  (931) 560-1512.

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