Laramie Youth Council
The Laramie Youth Council was formed by City Council Resolution 2012-17 on February 17, 2015.
- Meetings are held once a month (Dates and times will be announced soon.)
- City of Laramie Staff Liaisons: Janine Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org; Nancy Bartholomew, email@example.com
- Albany County School District Liaison: Dr. Jubal Yennie, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laramie Youth Council seeks to strengthen our community through youth involvement in public policy and community service. LYC members gain a practical understanding of local and state government and services giving them a platform for positive influence in the community.
a) All LYC members shall act as liaisons between the LYC, the GBC, and their constituents; those constituents being either student body populations or community youth populations.
b) All LYC members shall stay in contact with the young people they represent, so as to best communicate their constituent’s views and needs to the LYC and the GBC.
c) Whenever GBC representatives have youth-relevant items on their regular meeting agendas (City Council, County Commissioners, School Board), and whenever otherwise practical, a representative from the LYC should be in attendance.
d) All officers of the LYC and its committees shall carry out the responsibilities and duties traditional to their offices. It is assumed that all responsibilities not otherwise assigned reside with the Chairperson, and that she/he may delegate such tasks by appointment.
e) All LYC members are encouraged to represent the LYC in the community through other civic engagement and community service.
f) Members of the GBC shall refer any relevant youth issues to the LYC for comment and recommendation. The LYC shall respond in a manner timely to the topic or issue and the next meeting of the corresponding governing body.
Members: (Members are appointed to a one year term.)
The Laramie Youth Council shall consist of up to 15 voting members who will be appointed by members of the GBC established in Resolution #2015-17, and a designated staff appointee with the following guidelines:
i) Age: age 14 -19 (must be at least age 14 years old but not yet 20 years old before the start of the school calendar year. Members shall serve a one (1) year term. Members may be reappointed to the LYC from year to year. Appointments shall be made from applications received during the spring application period.
ii) Each LYC member must attend school and/or reside in Albany County.
iii) Applications will be made available to any interested student at the following locations: Laramie High School, Whiting School, Laramie County Community College (Albany County Campus), Rock River High School, Cathedral Home, University Lab School, and any other Albany County education option including home schooled students.
Officers shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and a Treasurer. These officers shall be elected by LYC members and serve for a one (1) year term. Elections of officers shall be held during the first meeting of each school year, or when vacancies occur.
If you are interested in joining the Laramie Youth Council for the 2021-22 School Year, please complete the application and return to the City Clerk at email@example.com. Interviews will be set up before the end of the current school year.