Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee

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Are you a high school student living in Gilbert? Students in grades 9th-12th (ages 14-18) are invited to participate in the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC). We need your voice to be heard in the community and YOU are part of what makes Gilbert great!

Throughout their orientation to the Town and issues facing our rapidly growing community, students are asked to volunteer in a variety of capacities as well as assist the Town Council in identifying and finding solutions to complex topics impacting all our residents.

Candidates for MYAC are selected on a yearly basis to coincide with the traditional school calendar. Applications for the 2017-2018 MYAC class will be posted in early July and those students that will be entering the 10th and 11th grades will be given first preference. When available, applications will be posted and can be submitted via this website.

MYAC Meetings

The meetings will focus on enhancing leadership skills, knowledge of local government as well as addressing the theme for each year. We ask that each student make a commitment to attend and participate. Date(s) and time(s) are listed below:

2016-2017 Calendar

Theme: Building our Future

Date Meeting
 Topic Time
 09/20/2016  MYAC Team Building
- Escape the Room
 Kickoff/Introductions 5:00pm - 6:30pm
 10/18/2016  Regular Meeting
   5:00pm - 6:30pm
 11/15/2016  Regular Meeting
   4:30pm - 6:00pm
 01/17/2017  Regular Meeting
   5:00pm - 6:30pm
   8:30am - 3:00pm
 03/21/2017  Regular Meeting
   5:00pm - 6:30pm
 04/18/2017  Regular Meeting
   5:00pm - 6:30pm

 5:00pm - 8:00pm

MYAC Class of 2016-17 Requirements

  1. To be eligible for MYAC, youth must live in Gilbert or attend a school in Gilbert and be in 9th-12th grade (14-18 years old).
  2. Each member must make a minimum nine month commitment to the program (September to May). We encourage participation each school year until graduation.
  3. MYAC meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Attendance is taken and required. Please see the 2016-2017 calendar for exact dates and times. If you have multiple unexcused absences and/or do not actively participate in the program, you may be removed from the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee.
  4. Each member must attend at least one council meeting, one board or commission meeting and a special community event during the school year.
  5. MYAC is committed to community service. Each student must complete at least 10 hours of community service per school year. If you do not complete your community service, you will not be eligible to graduate. Opportunities for community service will also be made available.
  6. Members are expected to participate in Student Government Days at Gilbert Town Hall.
  7. The Committee may also be asked to assist the Mayor with various assignments, attend meetings or participate in a focus group on various topics. Participation in these events is voluntary.


Please contact:

Heather Wilkey
Chief of Staff