Youth Advisory Council

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About the Youth Advisory Council

The mission of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is to serve and improve the Hillsboro community through positive activities, strengthening relationships, appreciating diversity, and forming more supportive relationships between youth and adults. 

YAC members develop, organize, participate in and manage a number of community events, programs and service projects throughout the school year.

Read the YAC Bylaws.

YAC Goals

Members work to promote an understanding between local youth and local government by:

  • Finding creative ways to educate the general public concerning issues affecting Hillsboro's youth.
  • Providing review and comment to elected officials and City decision-makers regarding public issues, projects and proposals that have an impact on youth.
  • Working with City Council, City departments, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, civic groups and other community organizations to create civic engagement opportunities for local youth.


Membership Requirements

Students interested in joining the YAC need to submit an application to the YAC advisor when application process opens in spring 2019. 25 - 30 high school students are selected to serve on the council each school year. Students must reside in the Hillsboro School District. Recruitment for new members occurs in the spring, but applications are accepted year-round.

Applications are reviewed and scored based on several qualification categories, including: GPA, community involvement, volunteer service, interest in civic engagement and leadership experience. In addition to completing an application, interviews may be held to complete member selection.

Current Members

Council Term Ends
Co-Chair: Ryan Smith
June 2020
Co-Chair: Luda Isakharov
June 2020
Secretary: Elizabeth Maloney
June 2020
Ambassador: Julia Notz
June 2020
Historian: Erin Morrison June 2020

Contact the Youth Advisory Council

To get in touch with the Youth Advisory Council, please email our Workforce Development Team or call 503-681-6455.

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