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Winter Haven Youth Council

Posted August 23rd, 2017

The Winter Haven Youth Council is a program for high school juniors and seniors offering knowledge exchange opportunities and decision making involvement with key City personnel and officials. Up to twelve Winter Haven area students will be accepted through an application process.  Requirements include an interest in municipal government, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a letter of recommendation.

Participants will be responsible for attending monthly meetings to learn about municipal government; they will serve in advisory capacity if necessary; and they will assist with the planning and implementation of activities of their choice in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.

Applications for the program are available online at or by calling the Communications Office at 291-5600. Applications are due September 15, and the program will begin in October.  Meetings will be held monthly in City Hall at 3 p.m. on scheduled days throughout the year.  Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

For more information, please contact the Assistant to the City Manager Donna Sheehan at 863-291-5600 or at