What is MYAC?
From the very beginning, Mayor Nancolas was passionate about youth involvement in the community. As a result, he created a tradition of visiting the two local high schools to teach government to students. In his first experience teaching, he discovered that students felt disenfranchised from the local government and were uninformed about the City. The students expressed interest in community service and involvement in the local government decision-making process. Mayor Nancolas determined that if the City of Caldwell wanted to strengthen the youth of the community, a program was needed to facilitate that type of activity. Based on Mayor Nancolas' initiative, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council was created in 1998, and was officially adopted by the City of Caldwell as an official youth organization the next year.
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, or MYAC, provides the youth of Caldwell an opportunity to voice their opinions and share a role in the decision-making process. The council strives to empower youth in our community by getting them involved in community service. MYAC also offers students incredible learning experiences through travel to the National League of Cities Conferences twice a year, a host city that changes each Fall and Washington D.C. each Spring. Through local work and their travel experiences, members of MYAC develop skills in leadership and intellectual curiosity. The Council started with just six members and has continued to grow to a present Council of over twenty-five members. The Council is comprised of student representatives from Caldwell High School, Canyon Springs High School, Ridgeview High School, Vallivue High School, Skyview High School, and Thomas Jefferson Charter School.
Membership is through an application process. Applications are available in school counselor’s offices, Caldwell City Hall and on this website. MYAC holds meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m in the Community Room at the Caldwell Police Station. Mayor Nancolas, an advisory staff, and council members attend the meetings, which are open to the public. Each meeting is vital and the group works jointly with the Mayor to address local issues and to brainstorm how to improve City conditions for today's youth and future generations.
National League of Cities Conference 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA
(Left-Right) Avisha Castro, Delphia Lloyd (Chair), Eric Ramirez (Historian), Mayor Nancolas, Lydia Flores, Susan Miller, Joel Vega, Breanna Boutte (Vice Chair)
MYAC Chair Delphia Lloyd speaking at NLC Pittsburgh
Mayor's Youth Advisory Council 2016-2017
Your 2017 MYAC Executive Council
Breanne Boutté, Chairwoman
Madison Smith, Secretary
Genaro Huitron, Treasurer
Avisha Castro, Historian
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- By-Laws - Officially adopted in 1999, provide a framework for the organization
- Membership Application - Become a member of the MYAC today!
Garret Nancolas, Mayor of Caldwell
Caldwell City Hall
P.O. Box 1177
Caldwell, ID 83605