Now Accepting Applications for the Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is currently accepting applications for board members for the 2012-2013 school year. The selection of the board members will take place at the July 9, 2012 City Council Meeting.

Sixteen applicants will be confirmed and appointed by City Council to serve a one-year term of office that commences on August 1, 2012. To be considered, applicants must be residents of Oak Ridge and entering grade levels 8th through 12th.

Participation on the YAB requires attendance at bi-monthly meetings on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., as well as at special events that are held throughout the year.

All interested students are encouraged to fill out the new, on-line application which is available on the City Clerk’s Departmental Website or at

Paper applications are available in the Guidance Offices at Jefferson Middle School and Robertsville Middle School, the Student Affairs Office at Oak Ridge High School, and at the front desk of the Civic Center.

Applications and on-line submissions are due on Friday, June 1, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. to the locations listed above.

The purpose of the YAB is to serve as a liaison between Council and the youth of the community on issues affecting youth. The Board's function is to encourage the positive growth and development of youth by involving them in social, cultural, recreational, and other drug- and alcohol-free activities.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (865) 425-3411.