The mission of the Eugene Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is to narrow the divide between our youth and local government while providing a voice for youth. The core work of the group includes:
- Educating the general public about issues that concern Eugene’s youth
- Participating in decisions regarding public issues, projects, and proposals that have an impact on youth
- Working with local government officials and community organizations to create civic engagement and service opportunities for local youth
- Creating connections among the youth of Eugene.
The YAC was formed in 2020 and consists of 20-25 high school-aged youth from Eugene. The group currently meets once a month to discuss important issues and perform council business.
The YAC will begin accepting applications for new members in mid-April 2023. Please check back then for updates and application materials.