Student Advisory Commission


  • Maya Caplan (Chair)
  • Lily Hirt
  • Kristin Quinn
  • Cole Thomas
  • Karys Corsale
  • Desta Soma
  • Open
  • Greg Oetting, Board of Trustee Liaison

Interesting in joining? Apply online.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The purpose of the Student Advisory Commission is to:
  1. Engage young adults in local government who have recently reached, or will soon reach voting age; 
  2. Ensure the Board of Trustees is aware of issues of interest among the young adult population; and
  3. 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:
  1. Advise the Board of Trustees on matters of importance to student-age citizens.
  2. Recommending programs, initiatives, and resources for young adults.
  3. Reviewing those town matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees or Staff, as appropriate, and making recommendations on those matters.
  4. 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.

Harrison Abernathy

Harrison Abernathy_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Cate Richardson

Cate Richardson_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Olivia Cope

Olivia Cope_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Charlie Gau

Charlie Gau_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Maya Sol Rooney

Maya Sol Rooney_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Beck Farrell

Beck Farrell_Student Advisory Aug 2019

Cassidy Batts

Cassidy Batts_Student Advisory Aug 2019