Youth City Council
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Youth City Council Charter
CHARTER FOR THE
UINTAH YOUTH CITY COUNCIL
1. To provide an opportunity for the youth 9th-12th grade of Uintah to acquire a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the municipal political system through active participation in that system.
2. To help the Mayor and City Council to solve the problems and accomplish the goals of the community by working directly with the representatives of the youth.
3. To serve the youth of Uintah by:
a. Informing the Uintah municipal government of the needs and wishes of the youth.
b. Planning and implementing social, educational, and community service activities for the youth of the city.
c. Providing leadership opportunities for the youth of the city.
d. Fostering good citizenship through education and example and through community pride.
The goals of the Youth City Council (sometimes, the “YCC”) of the city of Uintah (sometimes, the “city”) are to:
1. Educate the youth of the city in governmental affairs;
2. Provide opportunities for meaningful service;
3. Promote unity and friendship among the youth of the city; and
4. Assist the city in activities and issues pertaining to the youth.
The YCC shall consist of a Youth Mayor and YCC members that will fill the positions of Recorder, Treasurer, Service Officer, Social Officer, Education Officer, and committee chairs as required.
The general memberships of the YCC will serve on the various committees including public relations. Positions may be held by Youth City Council members when there is not enough youth to fill all positions.
1. The YCC advisors will attend YCC meetings and become involved, in an advisory role only, in all YCC activities.
2. The advisor may be appointed from the full-time career employees of the city staff or may be a community volunteer.
3. The advisor must by over 21 years old, and reside in Uintah City.
4. Applicants can apply to serve for consecutive years.
5. Coordinate with members of the YCC in the planning and execution of all YCC activities.
6. Act as liaison and primary contact with Mayor, City Council, other Youth Councils, and citizen groups.
7. The advisors shall be appointed by the Mayor for a two year term, with the approval of the Uintah City Council.
1. Have all of the applicants who are interested in participating in the YCC program fill out an application.
2. Establish a panel consisting of the two or more City Council members and/or advisors who will interview each applicant. A panel consisting of two or more City Council members and/or advisors will interview each applicant.
a. Prepare a few sample questions for the panel so they can help determine the quality of each applicant. Applicants will receive a few sample questions which will help determine the quality of each applicant.
b. Ask the same questions to each applicant so a fair interview will take place.
c. Schedule a time for the panel to meet with the applicants all at once.
d. Interviews will be kept brief and pleasant.
e. As the panel interviews each applicant, youth participants will listen to the applicants answers, and choose one name for each elected position on the ballot.
f. Voting sheets are gathered for each applicant and the number of votes for each position is totaled.
g. After the results are tabulated, the applicants with the highest score are the successful candidates.
h. Arrange for the new YCC advisors to take the "Oath of Office” during a regularly scheduled city council meeting.
i. Submit application and supporting documentation, and voting documentation to the City Recorder.
1. Terms for all YCC advisors will be concurrent with the school year. (Actual term being from August through July.) The term for advisors is two years.