Joplin Youth Council


  • 1:00 pm
  • First and third Saturday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    Fifth floor of City Hall
    602 S. Main St.
    Joplin, MO 64801
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Overview & Mission Statement

The purpose of the City of Joplin Youth Council is to:

  • Serve as liaisons to the Joplin City Council
  • Implement and participate in community initiatives
  • Prepare youth to be future civic leaders 
  • Develop leadership skills and demonstrate leadership abilities by working with and in city government

Mission Statement:

The 2020-2021 Joplin Youth Council seeks to improve the welfare of the Joplin community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Council members will volunteer at local food pantries and help spread awareness about mental health resources to our community.

Meet the Youth Council

Chairperson & Vice-Chair
Jane Min
Kami Manning


Jane Min

School: Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

About Jane: Jane aspires to have a career in medicine while continuing her endeavors of championing healthcare equality.

Vice-Chairperson & Public Relations Coordinator

Kambrea (Kami) Manning

School: Joplin High School

About Kami: Kami plans to graduate in May and go to college to study criminology.

Other Elected Officers

Shrihari Nagarajan
John Wheeler


Shrihari (Hari) Nagarajan

School: Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

About Hari: With a passion for the sciences and assisting others, Shrihari Nagarajan wants to become a doctor in the future.


John Wheeler

School: McAuley Catholic School

About John: In the future I have many career paths he could take, the most prominent of them being neurosurgery, chemical engineering, law, and cyber security.

Other Youth Council Members

Jake Saunders
Caleb Thomas

Jake Saunders

School: Joplin High School

About Jake: Jake aims to get his undergrad in history and then go to law school and become a lawyer.

Caleb Thomas

School: College Heights Christian School

About Caleb: He plans on attending medical school to become a doctor.