Youth Commission

Applications for the 2023-2024 Youth Commission 
will be available in February 2023

The York County Youth Commission (YCYC) serves as a communications link between the youth of York County and the Board of Supervisors by researching and presenting student issues, problems, needs, ideas, and suggestions. The YCYC also makes recommendations regarding programs provided to youth and participates in their establishment when appropriate. Service on the YCYC increases members’ knowledge of local government and provides opportunities for leadership skills development and close teamwork with other students from across the county.

For high school students (grades 9-12) residing in York County.  Members of the current 2022-2023 York County Youth Commission (YCYC) were appointed on June 7, 2022, by the Board of Supervisors.  Their term runs from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Lisa Hanks

Staff Liaison
Phone: 757-890-3500

CHAIRMAN:  

 VICE CHAIRMAN:  

 SECRETARY: 

2022-2023 Members

Name District School
Megan Peters District 1 Bruton High School
Abigail Roberts District 1 Bruton High School
Thomas Shriner District 1 Bruton High School
Siwen Liao District 2 Grafton High School
Connor Linehan District 2 Grafton High School
Manasi Tiwari District 2 Tabb High School
Skylar Moss District 3 York High School
Amanda Poteat District 3 York High School
William Walsh District 3 York High School
Skylar Ficklen District 4
York High School
Caroline Morris District 4 Grafton High School
Kevin Sturm District 4 Grafton High School
Daniel Cheon District 5 Tabb High School
Sona Shah District 5 Tabb High School
Adrian Ryan District 5 Tabb High School

Membership

The Youth Commission is made up of 15 high school students, 3 from each election district. Members must be residents of York County and enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in a public, private or home school.

Activities

 
In an effort to gain student input, the YCYC conducts student surveys and hosts annual Town Hall Meetings in the high schools each spring where students can meet in a face to face setting with a member of the Board of Supervisors and a member of the School Board to ask questions. Finally, the YCYC performs and/or sponsors various service projects throughout the year and helps organize and/or publicize countywide high school social events to help build a sense of community among all students living here.

Bylaws


The Youth Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1983 and is governed by a set of bylaws. For more information view the Youth Commission Bylaws (PDF).

Meetings

  • Monthly September through May 6 to no later than 8 p.m. 
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month (Determined by Commission at the beginning of the year)
  • Public Safety Building Meeting Room
    301 Goodwin Neck Road
    Yorktown, VA 23692
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