Youth Advisory Committee

YAC Feb 2023Overview

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 Opinions
  • Drug abuse and underage drinking prevention
  • Environmental / Climate Awareness

The Youth Advisory Committee offers students the chance to:

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  • Build leadership skills.
  • Earn community service hours.
  • 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

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Portage City Hall - 7900 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • One Monday per month (September through June)
2022 - 2023 Meeting Schedule  
Sept. 12Oct. 10Nov. 14Dec. 12Jan. 9
Feb. 13Mar. 13Apr. 20May 15Jun. 12

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 govYAC Aug 2022ernment.

Check 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

Please provide the requested information in our online form, to take part. A parent/guardian release form will be mailed to applicants and must be completed and returned prior to participation in the program. 

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.