Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
In June, 1999, city ordinance authorized the appointment of 19 members and two alternates to the city’s first Youth Advisory Board. Acting in the same role as adult advisory boards relating to planning, zoning, library, and zoning adjustments, this board of youth advises the City on the development of public recreation as well as programs, events, ordinances, and proposals pertaining to youth within our community.
Representatives from all areas of the City come from local schools, as well as charter and private schools. Interested youth must be enrolled in school, and currently be in grades 7 – 11. The Board meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month at the Development and Community Services Building at the Peoria City Hall Complex. In addition to the monthly meetings the board participates in other activities throughout the year. Check out the Calendar of Activities below for more information.
Mission and Purpose
The purpose of the Youth Advisory Board (the “board”) is to provide a coordinated effort and central body to act on issues related to youth in the Peoria community. The board is an advisory board to City Council and the Mayor, acting through the City Manager.
The mission of the board is to provide insight and feedback on issues relating to youth, including city ordinances, long range planning, and city-school district relations. The board seeks to enable youth to participate in improving the quality of life in the community.
Anyone interested in applying for the Youth Advisory Board please complete the application below and turn it in to the City Clerks Office.
For questions contact Kevin Naughton, 623-773-8627
Annual Calendar of Activities
Boards and Commission Youth Liaison Guidelines
Boards and Commission Youth Liaison Application