• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Main Street, circa 1950-s - Ellis

    photo credit - unknown

  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Old City Hall, circa 1930

    photo credit: unknown

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland - 7th St Bridge

    Angie Point

Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

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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.

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MYAC Meeting Calendar

AGENDA for the next MYAC meeting on 

National League of Cities Conference 2018

(See photo below)   In March, nine MYAC students traveled                 
to Washington D.C.  for the National League of Cities
Conference.   One of the  opportunities while there was
presenting their White Paper on “Education in America”
at the U.S. Department of Education.  The paper addresses
their concern on the quality of education and possible
solutions.  With the advice from the Department of Education,
the students returned home and met with Superintendent
Dr. French.  Improving education in public schools has been
the MYAC’s top priority this year.  

Dept of Education presentation- MYAC in DC

 MYAC Executive Board 2016-17 at 
NLC Conference in Pittsburg, PA




                                            Mayor's Youth Advisory Council 2016-2017 







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 Your 2018-2019 MYAC Executive Council

Seth Siple, Chair

Madison Smith, Vice-Chair

Jennifer Tobar, Secretary

Joseph Tibesar, Treasurer

Macy Rampinini, Historian 

MYAC Documents


Contact Us: 
Garret Nancolas

Mayor of Caldwell
P.O. Box 1179
Caldwell, ID 83606

Phone: (208)455-3011 
Fax: (208) 455-3003
Email: gnancolas@cityofcaldwell.org


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