MD Youth Advisory Council (MYAC)

31 March 2019
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2019-2020 Maryland Youth Advisory Council Application is now Open!

If you want to be a change-maker in your community, apply to serve on the Council. Applications for 2019-2020 are available from March 1 – July 1, 2019, and are now available – deadline July 1, 2019.

Council members are appointed by the:

  • Governor of Maryland,
  • President of the Senate
  • Speaker of the House of Delegates
  • The Governor’s Office for Children appoints Council Members nominated by the:
  • Maryland Association of Student Councils
  • University System of Maryland
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • Association of Local Management Boards

Council members will be selected with consideration towards gender, race, and geographic area to ensure a diverse representation of Maryland’s youth statewide.

Application submissions must include:
1. Completed application
2. One letter of recommendation
3. Resume

If you have questions, please contact Christina Drushel Williams at, 410-697-9242, or

The Maryland Youth Advisory Council was established through the State legislature (Chapter 559, Acts of 2008Chapter 69, Acts of 2009, and Chapter 620, Acts of 2016) in order to ensure that Maryland youth are given the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations regarding public policies and programs that affect their future and to take a leadership role in creating meaningful change. Council members must be 14-22 years of age (as of September 1, 2019 for those applying for the 2019-2020 cycle).  Members must serve a one year term (September 1 until August 30) and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

For additional information about the mission, vision, and other background information go to

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