Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council application period open

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Mayor Leroy Sullivan announces the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) application period is now open and will remain open until May 15, 2015.

The mission of MYAC is to represent and advocate on behalf of the youth in the City of Donaldsonville.  The group of sixteen (16) students will be appointed by the mayor or his designee (8 for ACHS and 8 from DHS).  The subsequent student’s chosen must:

  • Possess solid communications skills,
  • Work well with others in a collaborative manner,
  • Think holistically to identify problems, and
  • Be willing to actively search for and work toward solutions
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

To accomplish their goals, they will have access to the leaders in Donaldsonville and Ascension Parish and will work actively with them to create their shared vision of a Donaldsonville that values its youth.

To become a member, the student must be in the 10th or 11th grade attending a high school located in Donaldsonville, LA and must be recommended by a principal, school counselor, teacher or a current MYAC member with the approval of the administration of the school.  The applicants will be approved by the City Council during their June meeting and inducted into MYAC during their July meeting. 

MYAC will serve a two – three year term from August to June. Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday and attendance at each meeting is required.

The application can be obtained from a DHS or ACHS Guidance Counselor or on-line at

For additional information, please contact Tamiko Francis Garrison, MYAC Coordinator at

MYAC consists of a group of powerful young leaders committed to making a difference in Donaldsonville. They work on issues important to youth, talk to their peers, families and neighbors about their concerns and take action to address them. MYAC Commissioners represent high school students in their schools and neighborhoods. They meet with leaders of the community like the Mayor, City Council members, business owners and community groups to advocate for youth. MYAC meetings are open to the public. MYAC’s motto is “Young People Leading the Way to a Better Tomorrow.”