Town of Wake Forest Accepting Applications for Youth in Government Advisory Board

— April 2017

The Town of Wake Forest is currently accepting applications from area high school students interested in serving on the Youth in Government Advisory Board (YGAB) for the 2017-18 school year.

Applications and recommendation forms are available in the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall and on the Town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/youth-in-government-advisory-board.aspx. Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, and should be mailed or delivered to Town Clerk Deeda Harris, Town of Wake Forest, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Only high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to serve on the YGAB, including rising ninth graders. Members serve four‐year terms or until graduation, whichever comes first.

The YGAB is comprised of eight to 20 members. No more than four can live outside the corporate town limits. For the upcoming school year, the board will have an opening for at least seven members, one of which may be an out-of-town member.

The YGAB advises the Board of Commissioners on issues of interest to area youth. Board members also learn leadership skills, gain knowledge of how local government operates and volunteer during Town-sponsored events.

The YGAB meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Applicants should plan to attend the YGAB meeting on May 20 to introduce themselves and discuss their interest in serving on the board.

The Board of Commissioners will announce the official appointments to the YGAB during its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18.

The first meeting of the newly appointed YGAB will be Saturday, Aug. 19. The year for the YGAB will coincide with the school year – August through July.