The Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on youth interests, needs and welfare within the community on an annual basis and on any topic the commission feels is appropriate regarding youth issues and related matters in Tempe; on ways in which information regarding youth issues can be disseminated including the convening forums, seminars and workshops, and the sponsorship of special event and award recognitions; and on the promotion of the education of youth regarding municipal government and the importance of citizen input, participation and responsibility. (City Code Chapter 2, Art. V, Div. 9)
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission is composed of 24 students from grades 7 through 12 who reside in Tempe and/or attend school within the City of Tempe boundaries. Membership is 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 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. Members are selected for a three-year term by Tempe schools and youth group leaders. The Commission usually meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
To view current information and membership, click here.
To access agendas and minutes for meetings prior to 2012, visit the Archives.