Who is eligible for LYAC? Council members must be at least 14 years of age and no older than 18 years old on August 1, 2019.
How are members selected? Recommendations are made by the LYAC Council after an application review process and the final selection is conducted by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
When will I know whether I have been selected? New members are notified by mid July.
What is the term length? Every member serves a two-year term: 11 positions are open for new appointments each year.
What is the commitment required of LYAC members?
LYAC meets up to six times a year. These meetings are usually held in meeting spaces along the I-5 Corridor between Seattle and Olympia.
Members are expected to participate in and assist in the planning of Youth Action Day in January.
Outside of scheduled meetings, Council members are asked to continue the Council's work by maintaining relationships with legislators to advise on pending legislation, drafting letters and legislative reports, reaching out to other youth and community organizations, and participating in Council conference calls.
The typical member spends anywhere between 2-10 hours a week on LYAC-related work, depending on the time of year and council position.
How can I help support the Council? Since the Council receives limited state funding, the Council covers the majority of its costs and administrative needs through donations (both in-kind and monetary) and the generous work of volunteers. For more information, please check out our Support the Council page.
I'm over 18. Is there any other way to get involved with the Washington State Legislature? Interning for the Washington State Legislature is a great opportunity for college students who wish to expand their experience in politics. College juniors or seniors who may be interested in an internship with the Legislature.