Teen Council

If you're an Overland Park high school student and would like to learn about local government, be involved in your community as well as gain leadership experience, then be a part of the Overland Park Teen Council. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Overland Park Teen Council.Students talk with Mayor Carl Gerlach at first meeting 3

The Overland Park Teen Council is a program that allows high school students to get an inside look at local government. Students will be selected from both public and private high schools in Overland Park. Over the course of the school year, students will learn about different city departments, get a chance to attend committee meetings, and plan a community service project. In doing so, students will become more knowledgeable about local government and gain invaluable leadership skills.

Monthly Activities

  • September 8: Applications due
  • September: Selections and possible interviews
  • October: Overview of the city and the program
  • November: Planning and development session
  • December: Off…holiday/finalsvolunteer 1
  • January: Public works session
  • February: Public Safety session
  • March: Recreation Services session
  • April: Community service project
  • May: Wrap-Up and attend council meeting

How to participate

  • Must be an Overland Park resident
  • Must be a high school student
  • Must be able to regularly attend all Teen Council activities
  • Must Submit:
    • Online Application *Applications are now closed
    • Letter of reference from a teacher, principal, or activities director

Letters of reference can be emailed or mailed to:

City of Overland Park
Attn:  Katie Miller
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212


The 2015-2016 application period is now open.