Mayor's Youth Council

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to our new myc members!

Raelyn Anderson

Kaitlyn Bonnes

Gabe Gibson

Lydia Mahlstadt

Morgan Marchant

Elyvia Meacham

Thomas Spargo


Indianola Mayor's Youth Council

Front Row (l-r): Lydia Mahlstadt, Kaitlyn Bonnes,    Nadia Gioffredi, Elyvia Meacham, Taylor Hoger

2nd RowRaelyn Anderson, Brooklyn Cross,           Morgan Marchant, Paige Geiken, Katie O'Neil,       Audrey Troutman, Hasie Cambron, Ryan Young
3rd Row:    Mayor Stephanie Erickson, Erik Jensen, Gracie Hamilton, Gabe Gibson, Thomas Spargo,        Jack Hilton, Derek Willmott

Not pictured: Lake Martin, Lizzy Orey

Highlights from Bike Fest 2022: splash into summer!

The rain may have moved Bike Fest inside, but it didn't dampen our spirits!

We had record attendance and an awesome time!


Watch our slideshow below!

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Interim Police Chief Brian Sher gave MYC a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indianola Police Department.


Several city council and mayoral candidates visited MYC to talk about the upcoming election and answer students' questions.

Visit from mayoral and council candidates Oct 2021

Robbie Foxen, Executive Director of Missouri Valley JATC, explained to the group about the lineman apprentice training program at their facility.


Pritesh Patel shared what it takes to run a successful hotel during the MYC tour of Hotel Pommier. 


MYC got into the spirit of the season at their annual holiday party.


MYC visited Indianola's iconic Corner Sundry and learned about its history from owner Mike Martin.


Staci Scheurenbrand, Executive Director of the National Balloon Classic, shared the impact ballooning has in our community.


MYC members were among the first to get a tour of the Warren County Justice Center with County Supervisor Darren Heater, County Attorney Doug Eichholz, Office Manager Jamie Morawski and Senior Project Manager Nick Bruck.


A behind the scenes tour of the Downtown Reconstruction Project with Community Development Director Charlie Dissell and the project managers.


Savor the Rise owner Deja Keppler spoke about her business while MYC members enjoyed a delicious pastry at their final meeting of the school year.



Established in January of 2011, the Indianola Mayor's Youth Council provides Indianola's youth with an active role in learning about and addressing issues in our community.
Indianola High School students are chosen to serve on the new council and have the unique opportunity to learn how government works, represent the youth in our community, and become actively involved with community projects and activities.


Participation on the council offers valuable leadership experience and will involve close interaction with the Mayor, City Council, and members of the community in working toward the betterment of Indianola.

For more information and photos please visit our Facebook page.