Message from Mayor John Curtis about a new Provo City Higher Education and Young Adult Advisory Board.
In response to the need to better understand student and young adult issues, we have created the the "Students of Higher Education and Young Adult Advisory Board." Its purposes include:
Review discuss and forward recommendations on issues, concerns, and initiatives of the students of higher educational institutions and other young adults in the Provo community.
Review issues, concerns, and initiatives which may relate to parking, transportation, transit, off-campus housing, recreational and leisure interests, student service opportunities, and reaching out with new media to young adult populations and encouraging civic engagement among the young adult age groups.
Membership of the Advisory Board consists of 9 young adults.
Members must be between 18 and 30 years of age
They must live within the city limits of Provo for their entire term
At least 5 members of the board must be students in the higher education system
One student member is nominated by the president of the BYU Student Association
One student member is nominated by the president of the UVU Student Association
The remaining four members may or may not be students
Members will serve 2 year terms, except for the student association representatives who will serve one year terms; initial terms will be staggered so not all terms will expire at once
Members will be appointed by the Mayor, but are subject to the advise and consent of the Municipal Council
A representative of the Mayor and a member of the Municipal Council will serve as non-voting members of the Advisory Board
The Board may also create subcommittees consisting of board members and others.
Residents who wish to serve on this Advisory Board should be committed to serve a full term, be willing to attend a monthly meeting during the school year, and will serve without compensation.
You may nominate yourself or someone else to serve on this advisory board by completing an online application.
Here's the link for the application: http://www.provo.org/mayorcurtis.student_board_app.html