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 program, 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.
The 2021-22 session is schueduled to open Oct. 7.
Logo created by Morgan Porter
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.
2021-2022 School Year SessionThursday, Oct. 7
2020-2021 School Year Session
Thursday, Jan. 28
Thursday, March 25
Thursday, April 22
Thursday, May 27
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