The Eden Youth Council is now receiving applications for the 2021-2022 term. Through April 30, Eden area youth, ages 14 to 20 and living in the Morehead High School Attendance Zone, are encouraged to apply.
The formation of the Eden Youth Council was approved by the Eden City Council in May of 2012. Made up of youth from the Eden area, the Eden Youth Council provides advice to the Eden City Council and other organizations within the City. The main purpose of the Eden Youth Council is to meet the needs of young people within the community.
Past projects have included 5k fundraising events benefiting Camp Carefree, local elementary school kickball tournaments for third through fifth grade students (with winning team receiving the proceeds for their P.E. Department), the basketball court at Freedom Park, working with local organizations such as the Salvation Army, beautification projects and participating in city events such as RiverFest.
Current members of the Eden Youth Council include:
Executive Council - Chair, Allie Wheeler; Vice Chair, Reece Tuggle; Secretary, Grace Parrino; Media Committee Chair, Hollie Jachimiak; and Recruiting Committee Chairs, Jadan Martin and Ellyn Blackstock.
EYC Members – Ainsley Pyrtle, Alexander Hopper, Baillie Howard, Chris Hopper, Colby Garrett, Elijah Cobb, Elizabeth Wright, Emily Wheeler, Felix Calderon, Gavin Moore, Giles Hall, Hatcher Hutchens, Hunter Smith, Jared Thomas, Jordan Woodall, Kennedy Smith, Kylie Huffman, Laura Deel, Marson Hutchens, Mason Curtis, Michael Hall, Paige Tuggle, Seth Sharpe, Warren Flynt and Will Twilla.
Youth of all backgrounds are welcome. We are seeking Morehead High School students, non-students, students from Rockingham Community Early College, private schools and home-schooled students who want to shape the future of Eden.
If you are interested or if you know of an area youth that would be a good representative, please contact Erin Gilley, City Attorney, at 336-623-7789, extension 3037, or Deanna Hunt, City Clerk, at 336-623-7789, extension 3025 or Blair Barker, Administrative Assistant, at 336-623-7789, extension 3020.
Applications can be picked up at Eden City Hall-Administration Department, Morehead High School Student Affairs Office, or online: click here for application
Deadline for turning in applications for the 2021-2022 Eden Youth Council is April 30. The 2021-2022 Eden Youth Council term will begin in August.