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Wayne County Commission Youth Council

Wayne County Commissioners in 2020 unanimously supported a resolution by Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick to create the Wayne County Commission Youth Council, which is dedicated to promoting youth education, community involvement and civic interaction.Its goal is to bring together youth from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and multicultural neighborhoods to assist in planning, developing and implementing activities and services that help young people become socially responsible community members.







Logo created by Morgan Porter

Meetings

The authority meets quarterly. Dates, times and agendas are posted below. Meetings are recorded and available on the Wayne County Commisson's YouTube channel. Meeting videos and minutes are also posted below.

Thursday, Jan. 28
6:00 p.m.
Agenda

Thursday, Feb. 25
6:00 p.m.
Agenda
Video

Thursday, March 25
6:00 p.m.
Agenda

Thursday, April 22
6:00 p.m.
Agenda

Thursday, May 27
6:00 p.m.
Agenda



Members

The Youth Council, formed at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, has named its inaugural set of executive board members. They are: Gabrielle Langston, president; Ajeya Rahaman, vice president; Keerthana Danasekaran, secretary; and Dierra Surles, parliamentarian. Langston and Danasekaran are appointees of Commissioner Terry Marecki. Rahaman is an appointee of Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman and Surles is an appointee of the late Commissioner Jewel Ware.Non-executive board members include: Jayvonne Simmons (12th), Kendall Spivey (11th), Jaden Walton (11th), Cordell Clyburn (11th), Morgan Porter (11th), LaKendra Reynolds-Smith (11th), Taylin Hodges (12th), Alexa Saleh (11th) and Jana Akkawi (11th).



Gabrielle Langston, president

Ajeya Rahaman, vice president



Keerthana Danasekaran, secretary


Dierra Surles, parliamentarian



Jayvonne Simmons


Kendall Spivey


Jaden Walton


Morgan Porter


LaKendra Reynolds-Smith


Taylin Hodges



Alexa Saleh


Jana Akkawi