Youth Representative on Town Committees

The Town of Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen recognize the vital role that our young citizens play in the Town and resolved to develop an initiative to engage students in local government.

The Board approached the Farragut / Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee to help develop a youth engagement initiative.  Recognizing youth opinions can help to shape the Town, the committee developed an initiative to have a youth member serve on various Town Committees.

The selected candidate will be expected to take part in all discussions and interact with the fellow committee members; however, due to legal constraints the youth member will not have a formal vote. The selected candidates will serve a term of one academic year.

Instructions:

The application process is simple.  Review the list of available committees below to get a feel of what they do and the times/dates they meet to ensure they sync with your schedule.  Once you determine which committee aligns best with your interests and schedule, discuss with your parents/teacher/guidance counselor/principal.  You will need a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor/teacher/principal in order to complete the application process.  

Once you decide on a committee and obtain a letter of recommendation, you can then return to this page and click "apply" below to submit a digital application and upload your letter of recommendation. The Town will then contact you directly with additional instructions/information. 

Arts Council
Economic Development Committee
Museum Committee
Farragut / Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee
Parks and Athletics Council
Planning Commission
Stormwater Advisory Committee
Visual Resources Review Board

  1. Gary Palmer

    Assistant Town Administrator

  2. Jennifer Hatmaker

    Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator

Requirements:

 

  • Open to all Juniors and Seniors living in the Farragut area (generally within one mile of the Town boundary).  This includes private and home schooled students
  • Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from the meetings and are expected to attend all scheduled meetings
  • A letter of recommendation from your school's principal, teacher, or guidance counselor (must upload with online application)
  • Interview.  The Town or certain committees may desire to conduct an informal interview to get to know you some before appointment