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 available each spring for the following academic year. Applications, however, may be accepted if someone leaves the Council or if we were unable to fill a position. We are currently seeking up to four members: 

  • One or more students who are enrolled in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and live in Councilmanic District 1.
  • One or more students who are enrolled in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and live in Councilmanic District 2.

Contact for more information.

If there are no open positions at this time but you wish to stay engaged, please consider joining the Youth Corps. The County Executive’s Office will send you updates through our email newsletter and invite you to special events as they arise.

Eligibility and Applications        

General Applications to be on the Youth Advisory Council for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. However, we are still looking for members that attend public school and live in Councilmanic Districts 1 or 2. If you live in these parts of the county and are interested in applying then please submit your application as soon as you are able. 

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 fourth Thursday of every month from 5 pm - 7 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.

2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council Members

Youth Advisory Council Meeting Documents