The purpose of the Student Advisory Commission is to:
Engage young adults in local government who have recently reached, or will soon reach voting age;
Ensure the Board of Trustees is aware of issues of interest among the young adult population; and
Encourage, recognize and promote the value of young adults in our community.
The Student Advisory Commission may have up to seven voting members and any number of appointed non-voting members, between the ages of 14 and 19 years old. At a minimum, the student must be in high school or equivalent academic program.
The responsibilities of the Student Advisory Commission are:
Advise the Board of Trustees on matters of importance to student-age citizens.
Recommending programs, initiatives, and resources for young adults.
Reviewing those town matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees or Staff, as appropriate, and making recommendations on those matters.
Actively engage young adults in efforts to enhance the status of the community of Lyons, including, but not limited to the physical, sports, recreational, arts, and environmental status.
Each member may be assigned a liaison role to one of the other Boards or Commissions so as to report back to this Commission of the ongoings of each Board or Commission and how it plays a role in the governance of the Town of Lyons.