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

Youth Advisory Council

  • About the Youth Advisory Council (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.

    • Membership Requirements
    • YAC Goals
    • YAC Duties
    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 each candidate's goals as a YAC member and their pursuit of serving the Gresham Community.
    • After applications are reviewed, interviews may be held to complete member selection.  
    YAC Goals

    Youth Advisory Council 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
  • Meetings

    First and third Wednesday of the month from September to May, 4:00-5:30 pm

    • Staff Liaison
    • Council Liaisons
    • Committee Roster
    Staff Liaison

    Emon Ghassemi

    Council Liaisons
    Committee Roster

    Current committee roster

    Select the Member Roster tab to view the current committee roster.