The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is currently accepting applications for board members for the 2013-2014 school year.  The selection of the board members will take place at the July 8, 2013 City Council Meeting.

Sixteen applicants will be confirmed and appointed by City Council to serve a one-year term of office that commences on August 1, 2013.  To be considered, applicants must be residents of Oak Ridge and entering grade levels 8th through 12th. 

Participation on the YAB requires attendance at bi-monthly meetings on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., as well as at special events that are held throughout the year. 

All interested students are encouraged to fill out the on-line application which is available on the City Clerk’s Departmental Website or at http://tiny.cc/2013YABApplication.   A limited number of paper copies of the application are available in the Guidance Offices at Jefferson Middle School and Robertsville Middle School, the Student Affairs Office at Oak Ridge High School, and at the front desk of the Civic Center. 

Paper applications are due on Friday, May 31, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. to the City Clerk’s Office and on-line submissions are due on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

The purpose of the YAB is to serve as a liaison between Council and the youth of the community on issues affecting youth. The Board's function is to encourage the positive growth and development of youth by involving them in social, cultural, recreational, and other drug- and alcohol-free activities.

The current list of incumbents serving until July 31, 2013 are: Caroline Bradshaw, Shelby Chambers, Aaron Chasan, Lauren Collier, Hannah Craig, Lara de Almeida, Richard Goyette, Shane Harris, Ross Landenberger, Hannah Magill, Peter Magill, Monil Mehta, Laura Skipper, Kelsey Warmbrod, Dalyssa Webb, and Patrick Williams

For more information, please contact Matt Reedy at (865) 425-3450 or by e-mail at mreedy@oakridgetn.gov or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (865) 425-3411.