Teen Council

The Overland Park Teen Council is a program that allows high school students to get an inside look at local government.

Over the course of the school year, students will learn about different city departments, attend committee meetings, participate in and lead service projects, and form relationships with their elected leaders.

In doing so, students will become more knowledgeable about local government and gain invaluable leadership skills.


Teen Council members meet one or two times a month, as the schedule varies year-to-year. Each year, students meet for the following activities:

  • Public Safety learning session
  • Parks and Recreation learning session
  • Public Works learning session
  • Planning and Development services learning session
  • Municipal Court learning session
  • Small group meetings and dinner with council members
  • Council meeting and council committee meetings
  • Service projects

Meetings are typically in the late afternoon, evening, or on weekends.


To participate, students must either live in Overland Park or attend a high school located in Overland Park and be able to attend all required Teen Council activities.

Leadership Positions

Teens who have completed at least one year of the Teen Council program are eligible to apply for youth liaison positions on one of three City committees:

  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee;
  • Environmental Advisory Committee;
  • Legacy of Greenery Committee.

Youth liaisons are encouraged to provide input on all topics related to the council or committee they serve, but are not voting members.

Teens who have completed at least one year of the Teen Council are also eligible to serve as the Teen Council president.


Apply for the 2024-2025 Overland Park Teen Council Program using the form below.

Teen Council Application

Meeting Schedule

Monthly during the school year

Staff Liaison

Kaitlyn Mura
[email protected]