Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The City of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was formed to increase the level of civic engagement of youth and to provide the YAC with an opportunity to work directly with the Council Youth Services Committee. The YAC is comprised of middle school and high school students that represent Mountain View teens in local government and have the opportunity to advise adults concerning teen issues. The Committee consists of fifteen members and nine members-at-large.

The general functions of the Youth Advisory Committee include:

  • Advise City Council and Staff on youth and teen issues
  • Support the Teen Center through the sharing of resources and new program ideas
  • Plan fun events and programs for the teen population


The Youth Advisory Committee meets twice a month online during the school year (August - June) at 5 p.m.

Monday, February 7, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Monday, April 4, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022

View recent meeting agendas and minutes.
View archived meeting agendas and minutes.

View the Advisory Body Roster for additional information.

The 2021-2022 YAC is comprised of Mountain View residents from the following local schools: Mountain View High School, Los Altos High School, Alta Vista High School, Graham Middle School, Crittenden Middle School, Saint Francis High School, and more. Membership eligibility includes being a Mountain View resident, enrolled in 7th through 12th grade for the 2021-2022 school year and able to attend regular meetings and events. Students interested in joining the YAC are encouraged to come to meetings to learn more about what the YAC has to offer.  

Benefits of YAC Membership

  • Learn about your community
  • Opportunity for civic engagement
  • Make a direct impact on your community
  • Expand your network to include a wide range of youth as well as community members
  • Develop positive youth/adult relationships
  • Represent your fellow teens by recommending action in the community
  • Receive encouragement and training to put your ideas into action

Youth Advisory Committee Workplan
Current Youth Advisory Committee projects are noted in this workplan.

Additional Information
The Community Services Department supports the Youth Advisory Committee. For additional information or to request Agendas via email, please contact the Community Services Department at  650-903-6331 or email to

Previous Accomplishments of YAC

  • Supported the creation of a Teen Center for middle and high school students
  • Instrumental in the creation, design, and programming of the View Teen Center, scheduled to open in Fall 2014
  • Received the California Parks and Recreation Society 2009 Youth Development Award for the 2009 Mayor's Youth Conference
  • Received the California Parks and Recreation Society 2010 Youth Development Award for the 2010 Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series
  • Supported the creation of the Teen Zone in the Mountain View Public Library
  • Provide free events to teens including skate park events, teen open mic nights, summer outdoor movie series, and various sports tournaments