The City of Lewiston is announcing that members are being sought for the 2005-2006 Lewiston Youth Advisory Council.

The purpose of the youth council is to serve as an advisory council to the Lewiston City Council in regards to community issues affecting youth, and members also serve as a liaison between the youth of the community and the City. The LYAC also enables youth to work toward goals that empower all of the community’s youth, as well as undertake service projects that enhance the community. The Council was first established by the Lewiston City Council in Oct. of 2001.

Most recently, the current Lewiston Youth Advisory Council has partnered with the Lewiston School Department to undertake an effort to site two electronic community message boards at both entrances of Lewiston High School. To be considered for membership, an individual must be a Lewiston resident and a high school student/home schooled student in grades 9-12 or at the time of application, an 8th grade student who will be entering grade 9 in the forthcoming academic year.

Youth who reside in Lewiston are encouraged to apply for membership on the council, and applications will be made available at Lewiston High School, St. Dom’s, Lewiston Middle School, the City Administrator’s Office (27 Pine Street), and the Lewiston Recreation & Parks Department (65 Central Avenue). The deadline for application submission is May 13th. Current members may re-apply.

A Selection Committee will review applications, conduct group interviews, and appoint up to 15 youth for the 2005-2006 service year. The committee will make their selection by the last Fri. in June, and selected youth will be subsequently notified & then officially appointed during a July Lewiston City Council meeting.

For further information, contact either Dottie Perham-Whittier, Community Relations Coordinator, LYAC Co-Advisor, 784-2951, Ext. 110, or Maggie Chisholm, Recreation & Parks Director, LYAC Co-Advisor, 782-5951.

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