Clarkston Seeking Dedicated Teens to serve on the Youth Advisory Council

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In June 2019, the City Council established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to serve as an advisory body to the Clarkston City Council. 

The mission of the Youth Advisory Council shall be to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager with recommendations and input on how the City of Clarkston might address their needs, community issues, and all other matters affecting youth. 

The Youth Advisory Committee’s primary responsibilities include:
 

  • advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on recommendations and input on how the City of Clarkston might address their needs, community issues, and all other matters affecting youth. 
  • shall review, present, and render input on projects, plans, partnerships, and City programs related to youth, and bring forth any issues or concerns to the City’s elected officials.  
  •  The Youth Advisory Council will recommend events, initiatives, and projects that may be implemented within the City to increase youth and community engagement.    
  • The Youth Advisory Council will advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on community issues and issues of interest to youth, including recommending policies and sponsoring educational and social events for youth.    

All members of the Youth Advisory Council must be residents of the City of Clarkston from 12 to 18 years of age.

All appointments to the Youth Advisory Council shall be for a one (1) year term.

The Youth Advisory Council will consist of a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) Clarkston youth members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council members. Each City Council member can appoint (1) youth and the Mayor can appoint the remaining number based on applications submitted, or up to 4 youths to reach maximum of members on the Youth Advisory Council. 

City of Clarkston’s youth residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the Clarkston Youth Advisory Council must submit their Google Docs APPLICATION before DECEMBER 13, 2019.