The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is made up of local
high school students who have been appointed by their principals based on
academic and leadership skills as well as an interest in environmental issues.
The council provides a forum for local youth to research
water-related issues and to suggest fresh ideas to the Water Authority
Board of Directors for consideration. Once suggestions are approved by
the board, students plan and implement various water-related community
During their one-year tenure on the council, students
receive a condensed education on Southern Nevada water issues, including:
- A 20-hour overview of water conservation, water
resources and water quality issues
- Water history for Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas
- Tours of key sites such as:
Both public and private high school students participate
in the program. Students meet approximately twice each month and have
some assignments between meetings.
For questions about the council, call Catherine Muir at (702)
822-7744 or have students fill out the interest
Go to the Youth
Advisory Council section in grades 6-12 for details about past councils
and their recommendations.
YAC in Action
The "Yaccies" of the Youth Advisory Council learn essential leadership skills while bringing their own diverse talents to the table to tackle issues of sustainability and environmentalism.