About the Mayor’s Young Adults Council
The Mayor’s Young Adults Council works to engage our younger generation across Nashville in community projects.
All Mayor's Young Adults Council efforts are created to engage young adults across Nashville in civic and community projects that contribute to our thriving city. Research has shown benefits of civic engagement for young adults include: budget savings, increased support for city initiatives, improved policies and programs for youth, identification as a youth- friendly community, and improved indicators of well-being among youth. This council creates opportunities for students to participate in community efforts that are of importance to youth, increasing the likelihood that youth will continue their contributions to Nashville communities in their adult years.
Mayor’s Young Adults Council provides our younger generations with voice and participation to Metro Government and community stakeholders.
Our young adults bring diverse ideas, opinions, and perspectives as well as exceptional talents, expertise, and skills that can be used to benefit communities in a variety of ways. The council creates opportunities for city leaders and stakeholders to hear youth voices on a variety of issues including public education, college access, transportation and infrastructure, and youth services. The Mayor’s Young Adult Council is a go-to source for youth voices in the city, providing feedback on a number of projects and working with agencies including the Mayor’s Office, the Metro Planning Commission, the Metro Transit Authority, the Public Health Department, and countless others.
Mayor’s Young Adults Council provides the portal for our younger generations to access needed resources and services.
In addition to adding youth voice and participation in city works, the council helps increase the number of young adults accessing needed wraparound services by sharing information though a peer-to-peer network. Each year it convenes young civic leaders from various citywide young adults advisory councils including the Metro Transit Authority, the Metro Public Health Department, Metro Parks, Metro Public Library, and a host of youth-serving organizations and non-profits to help spread the word about needed services and resources. Our work values the impact of our young adults when they are used as extensions of city government, helping to provide access to other young adults who are most in need of these supports.