The Wellsville Youth Council Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the Wellsville City Youth Council (WCYC) to help make Wellsville City a better place to live through providing our youth with opportunities for community service and a better understanding of how city government works.

The Wellsville Youth Council is open to everyone ages 14-18 (or entering the 8th grade) who resides in Wellsville or the immediate surrounding areas of Cache County. The Youth Council closely resembles the Wellsville City Council in that there is a Mayor and Council members. The members of the Youth Council elect the new leadership each year.

The WCYC provides an opportunity for our youth to learn how city governments in smaller towns function through volunteerism and personal responsibility.  They also learn about serving in their community and serving agencies that are dedicated to the youth of the larger community.  Being involved in organizations such as the Children’s Justice Center and the Child and Family Support Center increase their understanding of the challenges that a community faces in keeping youth safe and protected.

Wellsville City Youth Council Elected Board 2012-2013
Mayor: Corbin Evans

Council members:
Abby Branch
Corie Cooper
Katelyn Ellis
Dallin Malm
Cori Mortensen

 Photos Copyright 2013 Ruthanne Ellis. 

Adult Advisors: Jeremy and Ruthanne Ellis

2013 Wellsville Youth Council Members

Abby Branch
Ammon Christensen
Andie Petersen
Ashley Murry
Austin Mortensen
Bessa Morrell
Bobbie Petersen
Branson Fonnesbeck
Bri Mayo
Briana Christensen
Caden Skinner
Caleb Newman
Camille Christensen
Cassie Rupp
Caylee Funk
Chaltu Newman
Chanel Saxton
Cody Lindley
Corbin Evans
Cori Mortensen
Corie Cooper
Courtney Funk
Dallin Malm
Daysha Maughn
Emma Larson
Emmalee Clark
Erin Cox
Hope Newman
Iftu Morrell
Jake Horrocks
Jonny Cox
Justin Glaittli
Kali Searle
Kassidy Searle
Katelyn Ellis
Katie Fitzgerald
Kaylie Mayo
Kenzie Clark
Kirsten Jenson
Kyle Lindley
Lizz Cook
Madison Bankhead
Makelle Bankhead
Megan Skinner
Morgan Walker
Paige Petersen
Rachel Clark
Sabrina Ellis
Sierra Lewis
Spencer Erickson
Talile Morrell
Taylor Bostock
Taylor McDougal
Wyatt Bankhead


Wellsville City Youth Council Elected Board 2011-2012
Mayor:
Bobbi Petersen
Council Members:
Justin Glaittli
Corie Cooper
Kaden Clark
Kenzie Clark
Kali Searle

2011-2012 Youth Council at the Wellsville Founders’ Day Celebration (click on any photo for a larger view). Photos Copyright 2011 Ruthanne Ellis.

Members of the 2011-2012 Youth Council are:
Kirsten Jenson
Bobbi Petersen
Abby Branch
Kali Searle
Kassidy Searle
Kendall Hutchinson
Eddy Hall
Emmalee Clark
Dallin Malm
Melody Burton
Makelle Bankhead
Madison Bankhead
Wyatt Bankhead
Erin Cox
Cori Mortensen
Morgan Walker
Ashley Walker
Tiffany Lunkskog
Justin Glaittli
Cody Lindley
Kyle Lindley
Krecia Jessop
Amy Denison
Daysha Maughn
Jonny Cox
Paige Gunnell
Liz Cook
Andie Petersen
Spencer Erickson
Corie Cooper
Gabby Noble
Courtney Funk
Kaden Clark
Katie Fitzgerald
Sierra Lewis
Katelyn Ellis
Daniel Summit
Lauren Summit
Cody Perkes
Jake Horrocks
Caden Skinner
Noah Berry
Ashley Murry
Nathan Larsen
Rachel Larsen
Christine Larsen
Zany Cook
Kenzie Clark
Josie Rupp

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The 2010-2011 youth leadership consists of:
Joey Jenkins, mayor
Bennette Rigby, council member
Kai Raymond, council member
Jase Jones, council member
Annie Bankhead, council member
Shelby Petersen, council member
Stockton Gunnell, council member

Other members of the 2010-2011 Youth Council include:
Brooke Hunter
Brittany Hunter
Fernando Huerta
Alex Huerta
Makelle Bankhead
Madision Bankhead
Erin Cox
Andie Petersen
Rachel Larsen
Nathan Larsen
Ann Fedorova
Tiffany Lundskog
Ashley Walker
Braden Fuller
Justin Call
Jessica Corbridge

Adult leaders are Ruthanne and Jeremy Ellis. For more information on the Wellsville Youth Council, please contact the Ellis’s at 245-5155.

Joey Jenkins being sworn in as the 2010 Wellsville Youth Council Mayor

Memebers of the Wellsville City Youth Council (back l-r: Jase Jones, Kai Raymond, Joey Jenkins, Bennette Rigby, Stockton Gunnell, (front l-r) Annie Bankhead, Shelby Petersen

(photos courtsey of Glenna Petersen)

One of the main purposes of the Youth Council is to provide community services opportunities to our youth. The YC suggests and selects the projects that they want to do.  In addition to service projects, the YC do many fun activities. The WCYC have worked closely over the past years with the Cache County Children’s Justice Center and the Child and Family Support Centers to help prevent child abuse.

A partial list of service projects and activities the WCYC have participated in include:

* For the Children’s Justice Center: Chili Cookoff, Teddy Bear Motorcycle Run, annual Auction, Yard Work at the center, Activity to Make Hygiene Kits, Activity to get an XBox and donated games for it, Shopping Acitivity to gather treats and drinks for the Justice Center, 3 tours of the Justice Center
 
* For the Child and Family Support Center: Summer Slammer Softball Tournament (donating and serving hotdogs and drinks to raise funds and participating as a team), Wellsville 5K Race (2 years) volunteering at cheering posts, set up and clean up, Tour of the Child and Family Support Center, Activity taking a list of needed items for the Child and Family Support Center and purchasing and delivering these items.
 
* Jazz Game and Dinner Out
 
* Election Days activities and pizza parties at Fredericko’s (this on approx 4 occasions).
 
* Lagoon Day
 
* Participating in the Founders’ Day parade and hamburger stand with a poster making party on the Saturday night before with hotdogs and goodies.
 
* YC  meetings with ping pong and night games afterward.  We have a pledge, go over upcoming activities and this year had a getting to know you activity that everyone  participated in.
 
* Shoveling snow off of the fire hydrants around town during heavy winters
 
* Participating in the city planning meeting to develope the Master Recreation Plan for our parks, city council meetings and in the city elections, helping at the Meet the Candidates meetings

* Donated funds to purchase picnic tables for use under the new pavillion at the Children’s Park at the Wellsville Dam

Wellsville Youth Council with Olympians Rulon Gardner and Justin Wilcock during the Wellsville Founders' Day Parade

Members of the Wellsville Youth Council serve at the Children's Justice Center Chili Cook-off fund raiser.

Members of the WCYC sitting at one of the tables they donated for use under the new pavilion at the Childrens' Park at the Wellsville Dam

Youth Council with USU's Big Blue while serving at the Childrens' Justice Center Chili Cook-off

Youth Council with USU's Big Blue while serving at the Childrens' Justice Center Chili Cook-off

Youth Council at Lagoon