Youth Advisory Committee
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Youth Advisory Committee

Mission Statement: The Foster City Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) shall exist as a citizens' group to advise and respond to the City Council in all matters related to the needs of the youth in Foster City and to promote teen involvement in the community.

Membership: Any resident of Foster City who will be of middle school and/or high school age during the next committee term following his or her appointment is eligible for membership on the YAC. The committee consists of fifteen (15) members. There is no limit to the number of members on the Committee. Members must complete application forms by a stated deadline. Interviews are not necessary. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the majority of the City Council. A majority of the members of
the Committee constitute a quorum, which is necessary for any official business to be conducted.

Commitment Contract: Each Committee member must complete and sign a commitment contract.

School Representatives: With consensus of the Committee, the Chair may appoint members of the Committee to serve as school representatives. There is one representative for each of the following schools including, but not limited to: San Mateo High School, Hillsdale High School, Aragon High School, Burlingame High School, and Bowditch Middle School. School representatives act as liaisons between the school and the Committee and are responsible for communication and publicity at the school he or she represents.

Attendance: YAC members are expected to attend all Committee meetings. They must attend 80% (16) of the regularly scheduled meetings to remain in good standing on the Committee. If a member misses more than 20% of the meetings (4), he or she may be removed from the Committee.

Meeting Dates and Time: The Committee meets regularly once a month, currently on the first  Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in The VIBE, 670 Shell Boulevard.

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200