Mayor Ronnie Williams has reignited the Mayor’s Youth Council which will begin meeting this January.

Before students were let out for the Thanksgiving break, Mayor Williams got a chance to meet them face-to-face to discuss the newly revived Mayor’s Youth Council. Mayor Williams, alongside Mary Ann Nowlin, set out to inform the students about what MYC is and does as well as how it is beneficial for those who participate.

A total of 25 students from local high schools will be chosen through an application process. Each participant must be a junior or senior in a public or private school in the City of Natchitoches, have a GPA of at least 2.5, turn in a completed application, and commit to attending scheduled meetings.

The City of Natchitoches Mayor Youth Council’s mission is to promote civic engagement and inspire the next generation of leaders by promoting participation in city government and volunteerism. The chosen students will work together in a culminating activity that advances and inspires change in the City of Natchitoches.

Applications can be picked up from the students’ school counselors or downloaded from the City’s website All applications are due to City Hall by the close of business Friday, December 10.