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Youth Advisory Council

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Join the Youth Advisory Council

The application to join YAC for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Apply to join the 2020-21 Youth Advisory Council.

Applications and letters of recommendation are due May 31, 2020 by midnight.
 
To be eligible, applicants must be entering into their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year and live in the Hillsboro School District limits. Applications are reviewed and scored based on several qualification categories, including community involvement and interest in civic engagement.

After reviewing applications, a portion of candidates may be asked to participate in an interview process. Twenty-five to 30 students serve on the Council each year.

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.

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 Youth Workforce Development Team or call 503-681-6455.

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