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.


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. 


Chase von Savoye - June 2024
Euana Matute - June 2024
Dylan Tipton  - June 2024
Grace Albertson - June 2024
Blixa Bloussard - June 2024
Jagur Parks - June 2024
Caitlynn Gregerson - June 2024
James Rus - June 2024
Amelia Schaefbauer - June 2024
Shourya Goyal - June 2024
Ashlynn Wellman - June 2024
Roman Slack - June 2024
Genevieve Beautiful Bald Eagle - June 2024
Kanin Booth - June 2024
Jhett Waltman - June 2024
Lila Tate Win M Crosswhite - June 2024
Grady Adams-Reed - June 2024

City Council Liaison

Lindsey Seachris

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

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