A mayor's task force met Jan. 6 at to discuss objectives and strategies for providing more activities and greater access to resources for youth and seniors.
Mayor Shelley Welsch called for people to be nominated to head the task force. She said its job will be to become more familiar with the concerns of the community and to present University City citizens with access to information that will aid them.
Abbie Carter and Shirley Soule were named to the task force at the meeting.
"I can take on this role with the help of everyone here," Soule said.
The group evaluated a survey created by students at Washington University as part of its effort to get feedback from youth and seniors in the community.
Several group members also took issue with the survey's wording. Task force member Clay Ware said he thought that changing its wording would allow the group to get more substantial feedback. The group ultimately changed the content of the survey in an effort to reach that goal.
The meeting focused primarily on youth.
Bernetta Campbell, a University City mother, said there is not a lot for young people to do in the community.
She said her 17-year-old son and his friends have to hang out at her house because of a lack of community-related activities and a curfew that started to be enforced last year.
Ware, who has worked on behalf of at-risk youth for over 19 years, volunteered to head the task force's youth group and Campbell agreed to provide assistance.
The task force is scheduled to next meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the EOC room of City Hall.