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    • Local Gresham youth gather to create a mural in Rockwood to honor hate crime victim, Larnell Bruce.

Youth Advisory Committee

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    About the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

    The mission of YAC is to educate and serve the Gresham community through meaningful activities, educating our peers, appreciating diversity, and developing supportive partnerships between our schools and community.

    Youth Advisory Committee member contract

    YAC goals          

    Committee members work to bridge and create an overall understanding between local youth and City of Gresham Government by;

    • Finding creative and effective ways to educate our public concerning issues affecting Gresham’s youth
    • Empowering our YAC and Gresham youth to learn and perhaps pursue an internship or career with local government
    • Providing a voice to elected officials and city decision makers regarding public issues, projects, and proposals that have an impact on youth

    YAC duties

    • Meet bi-monthly to learn about and advise on City operations and projects
    • Attend key City events representing youth
    • Participate in service projects in the community

    YAC membership requirements

    Students interested in joining YAC need to submit an application to the YAC Advisor when the application process opens up. 15-20 high school students from the school districts of Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Centennial are selected to serve on the committee each school year. Recruitment for new members occurs from February-May each year (applications are accepted year-round).

    • Applications are reviewed based on several categories, including GPA, community involvement, volunteer service, and leadership experience.
    • After applications are reviewed, interviews may be held to complete member selection.    


    First and third Wednesday of the month from September to May
    Time: 4:00–5:30 p.m.
    Location: Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway

    Staff liaison

    Ricki Ruiz, 503-618-2213 or

    Meeting agendas and minutes 

  • January 4, 2017
    December 7, 2016
    November 2016

    No regular meeting; replaced with mural painting event

    October 2016

    No regular meeting; replaced with mural planning meeting

    September 14, 2016
    March 18, 2015