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Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) benefits the Meridian youth community through leadership activities, community service projects, and social events. Youth grades 9-12 are welcome to become a MYAC member to gain skills, experience, and confidence. MYAC has 3 focus areas for students: Leadership Development, Government Affairs, & Community Service. There are also opportunities to be a part of MYAC's Executive Council, which is elected by MYAC youth every April. For more information on the 2024 election, please see the "Become a Leader" section below. 

The boxes below list dates and details for upcoming meetings and events.

FALL 2023

General Meetings

Unless written otherwise, all meetings held from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, ID 83642). 

1. September 11th, 2023
2. September 25th, 2023
3. October 9th, 2023
4. October 23rd, 2023
5. November 6th, 2023
6. December 4th, 2023
7. December 18th, 2023 (Holiday Celebration)


General Meetings

Unless written otherwise, all meetings held from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, ID 83642). 

8. January 29th, 2024
9. February 12th, 2024
10. February 26th, 2024
11. March 11th, 2024
12. March 25th, 2024
13. April 8th, 2024
14. April 22nd, 2024
15. May 6th, 2024
16. May 20th, 2024 (End of Year Celebration)

Become a Member!

MYAC is a youth organization dedicated to helping the Treasure Valley and tackling issues that local teens and the community face throughout Meridian. To join, you must...

  • be a high school student (grades 9-12);
  • attend a school with boundaries that include Meridian, OR live in Meridian—or both!

If you're interested, please fill out the application to join MYAC ».

After submitting the quick and easy form, please attend as many meetings and events as possible. The application should take no more than 10 minutes.

Become a Leader!

MYAC is steered by an Executive Council, a group of eight students who are elected every year by their peers to set the agenda for MYAC throughout the school year and who facilitate all meetings, events, and projects.

If you're an existing MYAC member who's interested in joining the Executive Council for the 2024-2025 school year, you will need to fill out and submit a special application form, make a speech in front of your fellow MYAC Members, and vote! More information is available below.

Elections will take place during the MYAC Meeting on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM in Meridian City Hall. 

You can run for up to three positions from among the following:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Government Affairs Chair
  • Community Service Chair
  • Government Affairs Vice Chair
  • Community Service Vice Chair
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Social Coordinator



Before Election Day

  • Review the positions you can run for HERE »
  • Fill out the short ONLINE APPLICATION » by midnight on Wednesday, April 17. 
  • On Friday, April 19, the MYAC Advisor will send a handout with a list of everyone who is running. Review that document to make sure you are listed in the right place.
  • Prepare a short speech to share with the General Council about why you’re interested in running for Exec. Council. These speeches should be around 1-2 minutes in length. You should cover the following:
    • Tell us your name, school, and grade, tell us what your experience has been as a MYAC member;
    • Tell us why you want to increase your involvement and contribution to MYAC;
    • Tell us why you would be a good fit for the specific position(s).

Election Day (April 22, 2024)

  • Please make sure you show up if you’re running!
  • The election will take place as follows:
    • All candidates will make speeches.
    • Once all speeches have been made, candidates will sit down and all non-senior MYAC members (i.e. those that will still be in hgh school next year) will fill out a ballot to vote for their preferred candidate for each position.
    • Each voter will rank their top three choices for each position. The MYAC Advisor will tally the votes for each position in a particular sequence. If a candidate running for multiple positions is voted into a position that's earlier in the sequence, they will be automatically removed from consideration for the other positions that are later in the sequence. The sequence is:
      • Chair
      • Vice Chair
      • Gov. Affairs Chair
      • Comm. Service Chair
      • Gov. Affairs Vice Chair
      • Comm. Service Vice Chair
      • Communications Coordinator
      • Social Coordinator

If you have questions about MYAC, please email or call (208) 489-0534. View updates and events by staying connected with us on social media! Our Instagram account is the best way to stay up to date on upcoming MYAC events. 

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