Youth Council

Islamorada Youth Council

The Islamorada Youth Council was established by Resolution 13-10-81 and adopted by the Village Council on October 23, 2013. The committee was created to provide the youth of Islamorada with the opportunity to participate in the Village's decision-making process through recommendations to the Village Council regarding issues concerning the youth, as well as youth programs, projects and activities.

Mission Statement
The Islamorada Youth Council is dedicated to giving students and young people a voice in the community as a citizens' advisory committee to the Village Council. By accurately representing the youth of Islamorada, we seek to put forth the needs and concerns of youth to make the community a better place for everyone.

The Committee consists of eight (8) members, who are appointed by their school leadership and approved by the Village Council, and one staff liaison. Committee members meet at 4:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month during the school year. The current committee is comprised of the following members:

Staff Liaison: Anne Onsgard
Julianne Jankowski- Chair
Stephen Franks- Vice Chair
Michelle Klein
Halley Lane 
Sarah Makepeace
Joy Russell
Kailey Seiler
(1)-Vacancy

If you would like information regarding the Islamorada Youth Council, please contact staff liaison Anne Onsgard at anne.onsgard@islamorada.fl.us or at 305-853-1685. If you are a resident of the Upper Florida Keys and would like to apply for appointment to this committee, please contact your school counselor for an application.