Join the Youth Advisory Commission

Current Vacancies

  1. The City of Lafayette is seeking middle and high school students (ages between 11 and 18) to join the Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC)! 
    Read through the detailed position information on this page before submitting an application.

    Term: LYAC is seeking applicants to serve a one-year term, beginning in September 2022. Pending eligibility, members may reapply to serve subsequent terms in September 2023.
    Deadline: Applications are due July 31, 2022. Peer interviews will be held during the first week in August.
    Get started: Apply now online
    Need help? Please notify us if you need assistance applying digitally. 


The Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solutions‐based discourse and action. LYAC, which is a municipal board, makes recommendations to the City Council on youth‐related issues and other relevant topics, organizes annual service events, and directly addresses issues impacting local youth.


  • Members are appointed by the City Council to serve a one‐year term (from September to August), and may reapply to serve subsequent terms.
  • Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Lafayette Library (will switch to a new schedule in Fall 2022).
  1. Elaina Verveer

    LYAC Liaison

  2. Renee Jacobsen

    Staff Liaison

  1. Requirements & Duties

    • Be a current resident of Lafayette or currently attend a Lafayette middle or high school
    • Be between the ages of 11 and 18
    • Attend meetings
    • May be asked to attend other meetings or volunteer at special events to promote work of the commission.
  1. About the Process

    The City of Lafayette does not post online information provided by applicants aged 18 or under.