The Mayor's Youth Council was established by Ordinance No. 1962-A on May 7, 2001 to serve as a forum to address the concerns and needs of the youth of the community and to involve the youth of the city in the operation of the city government. The Council is comprised of between five (5) and twelve (12) members who hold one year terms and are students of Bartow High School or residents of Bartow who attend another public or private high school and enrolled in grades nine through twelve. There is no special training or education required to hold a position on this Council but the commission is cognizant of giving consideration to socio-economic backgrounds and other matters to insure diversity in the membership. The Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday in the Media Center of Bartow High School. The Council is not required to file an annual Statement of Financial Interests.