Lewiston Youth Advisory Council
(Left to Right: BACK: Carolyn Adams, Emma Williams, Jordy Dushime, Madison Laflamme, Emma Wolverton, Hope Rubito, Zachary Morin, Damon DeWitt, Christine Chasse, and Hunter Steele SITTING IN FRONT: Katie Morin and Lillith Price-Wharff - ABSENT AT TIME OF PHOTO: Hunter Landry)
Currently Accepting Applications for the 2019 - 2020 LYAC Year! Deadline for Applications is May 17, 2019 Apply Here: http://www.lewistonmaine.gov/lyacapplication19
The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) was established by the Lewiston City Council in 2001, with the Charter membership first meeting in September 2002. Each spring renders a new application/interview process, with each LYAC year running from July to July.
Since then, members have worked closely with municipal staff, state/local officials, and members of the community on various initiatives that have been very positive for the City of Lewiston. LYAC is annually sponsored by the Lewiston Firefighters Association; thank you! To contact the youth council, please call 207-513-3018.
On July 10, 2018, the 2018-2019 membership was announced during the evening's City Council meeting. Orientation followed in August, and elections for officers were held September 17, 2018.
The 2018 - 2019 Membership
Emma Williams, Chair
Hunter Steele, Vice Chair
Zachary Morin, Treasurer
Carolyn Adams, Secretary
Youth Council Mission
"The LYAC shall serve as an advisory council to the Lewiston City Council in regards to community issues affecting youth and shall serve as a liaison between the youth of the community and the City. The LYAC shall enable youth to work toward goals that empower all of the community's youth and to undertake service projects that enhance the community."
Dottie Perham-Whittier, Community Relations Coordinator
City Councilor Liaison
Councilor Zachary Pettengill