Youth Advisory Council

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman signed Executive Order Number 28, creating the Anne Arundel County Youth Advisory Council and Youth Corps. The Youth Advisory Council was then codified into law with the passage of Bill No. 77-22.

Get Involved and Make a Difference! 

Youth Advisory Council members typically serve for a duration of one year with the potential to apply for a second term, and hours can be counted towards a member’s service learning requirements. 

Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 academic year!

Eligibility and Applications        

Applications to be on the Youth Advisory Council for the 2024-2025 school year are now open. Please submit your application by May 12th.

  • fill this out and check that you are applying for the Youth Advisory Council
  • fill this out and upload it as a PDF as part of your main application
If you have any questions please reach out to James Kitchin at

Expectation of Members        

As a member of the Youth Advisory Council, you will be expected to:

  • Attend monthly scheduled meetings 
  • Be an active and passionate representative of Anne Arundel County 
  • Identify and discuss issues youth are facing in the county
  • Work to create strategies that address these issues
  • Be motivated to develop leadership, advocacy, and team-building skills
  • Show kindness, dignity, and respect to other members, staff, and members of the public  

Meeting Schedule        

Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Some meetings are held in person, some are virtual, and some are hybrid. Please check the calendar dates below a week prior to the meeting for location information, or email for information.

Upcoming Meetings

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What Your Council Has Been Doing         

The Youth Advisory Council has been very active in its first few years. Below is a list of items that they have worked on: 

  • Submitted testimony on draft federal legislation in support of creating a Chesapeake National Recreation Area. 
  • Wrote a letter to County Executive Pittman asking him to fund the Board of Education’s annual budget request. 
  • Gave testimony at a County Council Budget Hearing in support of creating a permanent funding source for the affordable housing trust fund.
  • Drafted and passed County Council legislation to codify the Youth Advisory Council. 
  • Hosted a Financial Literacy Academy.
  • Submitted testimony on the Climate Solutions Act (SB 414), Student-Organized Peaceful Demonstrations (HB 753), and Mental Health Excused Absences (HB 461) to the Maryland General Assembly.
  • Delivered written and verbal testimony in support of County Council Bill 98-21 to secure the voting rights of the youth member appointed to the Human Relations Commission.
  • Provided testimony in support of County Council Bill 108-21, a public safety bill that required firearm safety, training, suicide prevention, and mental health literature be distributed by gun retailers at the point of sale. 
  • Participated in the Youth COVID-19 Awareness Campaign, “I mask up for…” in partnership with the Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity and Racial Justice. 
  • Created a promotional video for the Youth Corps’ spring 2021 event at Quiet Waters Park.
  • Researched single-use plastic bags and single use plastic cutlery best practices.
  • Sent feedback to the Department of Recreation and Parks on the Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP), which lays out future planning for county parks and natural spaces.

Current Youth Advisory Council Members

Youth Advisory Council Meeting Documents