Welcome to the Mayor and Council Office - Mayor Smith Joseph's Junior Council

Your local government has a great opportunity for high school and college students, living in North Miami, with an interest in hands-on exploration of leadership development and civic engagement.

Letter from the Mayor

All students or minors that attend the Inaugural Event on November 1, must have this RELEASE FORM filled out by parent / guardian and returned to staff the night of the event.

Mayor Smith Joseph's Junior Council Qualifications:

  • Letter of interest, explaining future career and goals.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5., verified through an official transcript.

  • Proof of North Miami residency by presenting a government-issued ID card or the applicant’s household (Water) Utility Bill.

  • Must be enrolled in an approved North Miami area high school or university. (LISTED BELOW)

Mayor Smith Joseph's Junior Council Objectives:

  • Making recommendations to the city of North Miami & Miami-Dade County School Board

  • Writing Resolutions

  • Voting to Fund Initiatives

  • Undergoing Educational and Leadership Training Courses

  • Resume Building for Youth Council Members

High School Youth City Council members are elected by an election process at each respective school. Council member seats are available to ONE representative from each high school.


  • North Miami Senior High School

  • Miami Central Senior High School

  • Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

  • MAST Academy at FIU

NOTE: ONLY university-level Youth City Council members are eligible to run for the office of Youth Council Chairperson. The Chairperson will be selected through a majority vote of all students attending the Inaugural Event.


  • Florida International University

  • Barry University

  • Johnson & Wales University

Mayor Smith Joseph's Junior Council Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018
North Miami City Hall
2nd Floor Council Chamber
776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161

5:30 p.m.

Click here to see the flyer.

To learn more, contact Constituent Service Coordinator, Alberta Mathurin, at amathurin@northmiamifl.gov or by calling 305 895-9819.



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