Youth Council Members

David Black

David Black Jr. 

Mayor Black is a senior, who is excited to impact his community by giving back his time and service. His extracurricular activities include playing basketball for his school and reading. After high school, David plans to attend an engineering school to major in mechanical engineering and robotics. David is serving his second term with the Hinesville Youth Council.

Austin Martin

Austin Martin

Councilmember Martin is a junior and a member of the National Honor Society. He enjoys track, baseball, acting and singing in his free time. He plans to finish his education and then start his own business. Austin says that he could see himself in politics one day. This is his second term with the Hinesville Youth Council.

 

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Mariyah Carter

Councilmember Carter is a sophomore, heavily involved in JROTC and Junior Leadership Academic Bowl. In her quiet time, she enjoys sewing, cooking, writing, and listening to music. After high school, she plans to join the Air National Guard. While serving, she would also like to go college and study law in hopes of becoming a prosecutor. Mariyah is serving her second term with the Hinesville Youth Council.

Timothy Christensen

Timothy Christensen

Councilmember Christensen is a junior, who serves in leadership capacities in the classroom and on the field. From dual enrollment and student council to team captain on his cross-country, basketball, and track teams, Timothy is no stranger to giving his all to whatever he is involved in. He intends to keep up the momentum starting with his service on the Hinesville Youth Council.

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Amiyah Durrence

Councilmember Durrence is a sophomore, who demonstrates excellence in her academic and athletic performance. Amiyah is committed to serving her peers as a Representative on Student Council and Team Leader on her varsity softball team, along with her participation on cross country and soccer teams. After high school, Amiyah would like to attend Florida State and major in criminal justice in hopes of becoming a lawyer.

Hope Williams

Hope Williams

Councilmember Williams is a junior, who has a variety of interests ranging from drama club, vocal performance, and cheer-leading. Her ambition drives her to continue to research opportunities that will aid in the advancement of her community, her peers and herself. To take a healthy break from it all, she slows down by listening to music and taking walks. After high school, Hope desires to get her bachelor’s in psychology and continue her education unto her PhD to become a counselor or psychologist. 

James Osteen

James Osteen

Councilmember Osteen is a senior, who is excited to use his leadership skills to impact his community. He is a student athlete, playing baseball and basketball for his school. In his spare time, he likes to fish on a boat and to hunt. After high school, James would like to attend college and study to become a lawyer.