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Student Government Day Application

Each year, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) sponsors several events that offer area high school students the opportunity to learn more about their community and the inner-workings of its’ municipal government. The next event will be the annual Student Government Day, held from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Student Government Day is an opportunity for students to shadow a member of Gilbert’s leadership team, examine the role of community organizations, and participate in a mock Town Council meeting. During the meeting, students will take on the role of the Mayor, Councilmembers, Town management, local business leaders, and concerned citizens.

This activity is open to any high school age student that physically resides within the Town of Gilbert, regardless of high school attended (to include those being home schooled). Application is due by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 29, 2018.

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee

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. Students that will be entering the 10th and 11th grades will be given first preference. Due to space limitations, students that have previously participated in the program will not be eligible to re-apply.

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:

2017-2018 Calendar

Theme: Choose Gilbert

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held from 5:00-6:30 pm. Dependent on the topic for the day, locations of the meetings could vary throughout the Town.

Date Meeting
Time
 09/19/2017  MYAC Team Building
5:00pm - 7:00pm
 10/17/2017  Regular Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm
 11/21/2017  Regular Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm
 01/16/2018  Regular Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm
 02/27/2018  Student Government Day
8:00am - 3:30pm
 03/27/2018  Regular Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm
 04/17/2018  Regular Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm
 05/08/2018
 Graduation
5:00pm - 7:00pm


MYAC Class of 2017-18 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).
  3. Attendance is mandatory at the meetings and only one excused absence is permitted. If you have multiple 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 and one board or commission meeting during the program.
  5. MYAC is committed to community service. Each student must complete at least 10 hours of community service benefitting Gilbert residents 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 through the program. Volunteer Verification Form
  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. 

Questions?

Please contact:

Melissa Cannon
Community Engagement Coordinator
Melissa.Cannon@gilbertaz.gov
480.341.9046