The Santa Barbara Youth Council serves as a voice for the creation of City policies and the coordination and development of facilities and activities for teens in the community. The 15-member council ranges in age from 13-19 years and is appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Youth Council also includes up to 5 junior high school students who are appointed by the Youth Council members. Members are appointed to a two year term and may be reappointed. The membership represents all public high schools as well as private and alternative high schools. Youth Council members are required to donate at least 10 hours of community service a month. The meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, generally in the City Council Chambers beginning at 5:15 p.m.
To participate in the Youth Council or one of their subcommittees, download the application or pick one up at the Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina Street. Youth Council vacancies are filled in November and May through an application and interview process. For more information, call (805) 897-2652.