Nominations for the new post will open next week, and anyone from a secondary school in Middlesbrough can enter.
The winner will be voted for by school children and will spend a year as the town's young mayor with at least £20,000 to spend.
It's hoped that it might make local politics more appealing to young people.
The chief executive of Middlesbrough Council said: "The idea is to encourage young people to think that they can have a real say in the decisions that affect their lives."
The results will be announced on 25 April.