Prairie Village Teen Council

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 Teen Council

2018-2019 Teen Council: 

Wenhan Sun, The Barstow School; Sophie Rice, Shawnee Mission East; Mary Kate Gallagher, St. Teresa’s Academy; Jackson Bibb, Shawnee Mission East; Ethan Wolf, Pembroke Hill (not pictured)
Pictured with Council Member Terrence Gallagher and Mayor Laura Wassmer

Program Overview 

The mission of the Prairie Village Teen Council is to give our teens an opportunity to learn and actively participate in municipal government, positively impact our community, and gain leadership experience. This program will coincide with the academic school year beginning fall 2018 with graduation occurring in spring 2019.

The teens will have an opportunity to work closely with City Council representatives, sit on the dais and participate in discussions during the Council Committee meetings, tour and learn about our Public Works department, do a ride-along and learn about our Police Department, attend committee meetings, a school board meeting, and work together on a public service project. We are excited to offer this very hands-on learning experience for our youth in Prairie Village.

Program requirements

The student must be a Prairie Village resident (full or part-time), be a sophomore, junior, or senior high school student, and the teens and the parents must be willing to sign an agreement to complete all of the requirements. 

Required Events (over the course of one school year)

  • Attend an introduction meeting to the program meeting
  • Attend four City Council meetings
  • Complete a public service project with school or group
  • Attend one community involvement meeting
  • Public Works operations and tour
  • Prairie Village Police operations and ride along
  • Meet with City Staff and the Mayor

The application has been closed for 2018-2019. Please check back in Summer 2019 for details about the next program.

If you have any questions, please email Terrence Gallagher:


Photos from previous Teen Council sessions: