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:
Be decision-makers for youth issues, needs, and opportunities
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.
Portage City Hall - 7900 South Westnedge Avenue
One Monday per month (September through June)
Sep 11, 2023
Oct 9, 2023
Nov 13, 2023
Dec 11, 2023
Jan 8, 2024
Feb 12, 2023
Mar 11, 2023
Apr 8, 2024
May 13, 2024
Jun 10, 2024
Listen to what current and former YAC members
have to say about their experience on the committee.
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.
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.