Youth Advisory Committee


The Committee is tasked with providing input to the City Council and City Administration regarding programs, services, projects, and issues. Topics addressed by past Youth Advisory Committees include:

  • Youth Activities & Youth OpinionsYAC Feb 2023
  • Drug abuse and underage drinking prevention
  • Environmental / Climate Awareness

The Youth Advisory Committee offers students the chance to:

  • Be decision-makers for youth issues, needs, and opportunities
  • Build leadership skills
  • Earn community service hoursFD Tour 2
  • Learn about local government
  • Learn about local philanthropy
  • Give back to the community


The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) consists of 20 youth representatives.

Regular Meetings

  • 6 PM
  • Portage City Hall - 7900 South Westnedge Avenue
  • One Monday per month (September through June)
    Sep 11, 2023Oct 9, 2023Nov 13, 2023Dec 11, 2023Jan 8, 2024
    Feb 12, 2023Mar 11, 2023Apr 8, 2024May 13, 2024Jun 10, 2024

Listen to what current and former YAC members 
have to say about their experience on the committee.

Special Events

The Youth Advisory Committee is very active in the community and organizes several city-wide events. The YAC also volunteers at the Portage Community Center and learns about the role of local government.

YAC Aug 2022Check out the YAC Events web page for more information! Click here or see the link in the upper left of this page.

Youth in Government Participant Sign-Up

To join, please complete our online application. Informational packets will be mailed to all new and returning YAC members and will include a release of liability form that must be signed and returned prior to the first meeting. 

The primary appointment period is in the month of May. Applications are always welcome but will be held until the next available appointment period. Terms begin July 1.