[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham 12-3-2019 by Ord. No. 23-12-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of the Youth Advisory Committee of the Township of Evesham shall be to explore the special issues of the youth community throughout the Township, and to include the youth community as active participants in Township-sponsored activities, to foster leadership and public service, which is included but limited to:
Explore leadership and public service through participation in various meetings, activities, and events.
Develop a means of communications with peers through the Township, including use of the Township's website, public access TV channel, and other platforms.
Develop and present other recommendations to Township Council.
Serve as a community resource to organize and deploy volunteers for critical community activities.
Work towards establishing a stronger Evesham youth community.
The Youth Advisory Committee shall be comprised as follows:
A seven-member Executive Committee, including a Council liaison.
A general membership population encompassing teens who may apply for membership through the Youth Advisory Committee Coordinator or his/her designee.
All members of the Youth Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation.
There shall be two adult advisors to be appointed to the Executive Committee by the Township Council, one of which may be a Council liaison. The other adult advisor will be the Youth Advisory Coordinator. The Coordinator will be an Evesham Township staff member, or their designee.
The remaining five members of the Executive Committee shall be regular members of the Youth Advisory Committee and shall be voted onto the Committee by the membership at large.
The Executive Committee will consist of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-At-Large.
Members of the Executive Committee must be in good standing with the organization in order to be eligible to run for office. If, at any time, the executive board member is no longer considered to be in good standing, they will be asked to step down from the position.
If incidents occur outside the organization that reflect poor standing or behavior, the adult advisors have the discretion to ask the board member to step down or seek removal for cause.
The President will be responsible for establishing and implementing a year-long service project that seeks to benefit the community.
The terms of office for the members of the Executive Committee of the Youth Advisory Committee shall be as follows:
The Youth Advisory Committee shall administer, plan and manage teen and youth initiatives of the Township of Evesham and shall communicate with teens, adults, and municipal officials to explore and undertake various projects to enhance the quality of life for teens and youth in the Township. It shall be a strictly advisory body with no power to regulate or promulgate rules and regulations beyond its internal organization and in conformance with this Code. The Executive Committee shall propose and coordinate volunteer initiatives in the community and report to the Township Council on an annual basis regarding the committee's accomplishments and future plans.