Rapid City Youth City Council

The Rapid City Youth City Council creates an accessible channel for open communication between the Rapid City Common council and youth in the community; with opportunities to spark civic engagement and gain valuable experience.  The Youth City Council will strengthen the community and promote a spirit of pride in our city.

Current Agenda

Number of members: 5-18 members

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Members must be 14-18 years of age and must attend a secondary school that services Rapid City residents, live within the City of Rapid City and are homeschooled, or have dropped out after attending a school servicing City residents. 

Special Qualifications

The Youth City Council is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are welcomed to the work getting done.  If possible, at least two members will be in 9th grade, at least two members in 10th grade, at least two members in 11th grade and at least two members in 12th grade.   Selection committee will strive to have representation from private, public and home schools.  

Summary of Duties

The Youth City Council will have the following nonbinding duties:  advise the Common Council on matters related to youth; promote civic engagement among youth; and provide its membership at least one member to attend public Common Council meetings as a monitor to relay information back to the Youth City Council at their monthly meetings.  The members of the Youth City Council will be given opportunities to review and discuss Rapid City Common Council agendas to gain knowledge and insight on important community issues and learn about City issues from different departments of the City. 


Youth City Council meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of every month.  The Youth City Council may hold additional meetings, as necessary, if any such meeting is approved by the Mayor of Rapid City or his/her designee.  Meetings will take place in the Rapid City Common Council Chambers. 


Caitlynn Gregerson - May 2023
Adriana Young - May 2023
Evyenia Rose Gillen - May 2023
Megan Stagner - May 2023
Alex Vonderau - May 2023
Natalie Johnson - May 2023
Peyton Swallow - May 2023
Tristan Eizinger - May 2023
Kaitlynn Wellman - May 2023
Sho-Shanna Piper - May 2023
James Rus - May 2023
Dhruv Goyal - May 2023
Keera Taylor - May 2023
Jagur Parks - May 2023
Lili Kowalski - May 2023
Euana Matute - May 2023
Cerys White - May 2023
Ben Lust - May 2023

City Council Liaison

Ritchie Nordstrom

RCAS Program Coordinator, Kristin Kiner - (605) 310-4400

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