The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission performs the following duties and activities: 1) makes recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council concerning the interests, needs and welfare of the youth within the community on an annual basis; 2) advises the Mayor and the City Council and assists City departments on topics regarding youth issues and related matters within the City, and on ways in which information regarding youth issues can be disseminated; 3) encourages and promotes the education of youth regarding City government and the importance of citizen input, participation and responsibility; and 4) solicits from each of the City’s middle and high schools qualified and interested persons eligible for appointment for Commission vacancies and forwards those names to the Mayor and the City Council.
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission is composed of twenty-four (24) members selected from residents of the City, or who attend school within the City, enrolled in seventh through twelfth grades. Membership shall be composed of at least one representative from each Tempe Elementary School District No. 3 and Kyrene School District middle school located within the City and at least two (2) representatives from each Tempe Union High School District school located within the City. Remaining members will be selected at large and shall reside in Tempe or attend school within the City. The Community Services Director or his designee shall serve the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission in an advisory capacity. Members are selected for a three-year term by Tempe schools and youth group leaders. The Commission usually meets at 6:30 p.m., on the first and third Tuesday of each month during the school year (late September through early May), in the Tempe Public Library, 3500 South Rural Road, Tempe. (City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 9)
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