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Involving youth in the community adds value to youth development; it empowers our young people to be active participants in their community through positive engagement.  The Amherst Youth Town Council also provides Council with a youth perspective on issues pertaining to the youth in Amherst.  

Current Members

Junior Mayor Madelynn Carter

madelynn carter

Grade 12, returning for sixth year, head of ARHS Drama Club.

Junior Deputy Mayor Rajan McKenney


Grade 8, attends E.B. Chandler, sits on Students Council.

Austin Coates


Grade 8 returning for second year, enjoys the Amherst Junior Golf Program, (County resident).

Justin Bennett

Grade 9, returning for second year, involved with Holy Family Parish Youth Group.

Keira Dyck


Grade 9, returning for second year, enjoys participating in the school choir and band.

MacKenzie Sears


Grade 9, returning for second year, involved with 1st Cumberland Ventures.

Allie Quinn Degenstein


Grade 10, returning for fourth year, works with Showcase Productions.

Rohin Minocha-McKenney


Grade 10, returning for second year, head of Athletics at ARHS.

Olivia Pulsifer


Grade 7, attends E.B. Chandler, volunteers with local CanSkate program.

Jenna Clarke


Grade 8 , attends E.B. Chandler, involved with We Act and Joy Club (County resident).

Marilyn Nixon


Grade 10, attends ARHS, enjoys playing sports and ARHS Athletics Department.