DeLand Youth Council

The DeLand Youth Council was founded in 2023 to advise the City Commission on matters of public policy as they relate to DeLand's youth. 


The DeLand Youth Council is a city-funded council comprised of students of high school aged-youth. The council provides an opportunity for youth in our community to have a formal role in the city's decision-making process. 

Youth Council Members

  • Represent the City of DeLand youth in issues important to them.
  • Identify ways to improve the quality of life for youth in DeLand
  • Act as an advisory board to the DeLand City Commission

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must attend DeLand High School or reside in DeLand city limits.
  • Applicants must be between 9th through 12 grade and maintain a GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Applicants must commit to attending at least one meeting per month and one community service project during their term.
  • Terms shall be for one year.
  • One term on the DeLand Youth Council will run from October through April.


The position you are applying for is competitive and will require active involvement and serious commitment throughout the program. Participation will require after-school, evening, and weekend sessions that include, but are not limited to DeLand City Commission meetings, meetings with the Mayor and designated city staff, educational opportunities, and more. Students who attend DeLand High School will be given preference, but all students are encouraged to apply. 


Students wishing to apply may go here: DeLand Youth Council application

We also strongly urge students to have their teacher submit a recommendation form to be considered for the council: Teacher Recommendation form


Contact Community Information Manager Chris Graham via email at for additional information or with any questions. The application is due by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Applications may be emailed to