The purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to provide Council with input on issues affecting youth, increase education and awareness of local government in Delta’s youth, and build future civic leaders. Is the future of our environment top of mind for you? The first task of the Mayor's Youth Council will be to help shape how Delta moves forward with tackling climate change!
Consistent with its purpose, the Mayor’s Youth Council:
- Acts as a resource for Council on issues affecting youth in Delta - starting with climate change!
- Provides the youth viewpoint to Council on issues such as community safety, health, affordable housing, education, recreation, employment, planning, transportation, and the environment.
- Makes non-binding recommendations to Council on issues affecting youth in Delta.
- Fulfills the direction of Council and undertakes additional duties as required.
- Provides an opportunity for Delta youth to become involved with local government and learn about how local government operates.
At the Mayor’s request, the Mayor’s Youth Council will make presentations to Council and have the opportunity for direct dialogue. At the end of each calendar year, the Mayor’s Youth Council will present Council with a report that includes a summary of annual achievements and a proposed work program for the coming year. Sub‑committees of the Youth Council may be formed to expediently address specific issues.
The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of 12 youth voting members who will serve annual terms at the pleasure of the Mayor with the possibility of two renewals for a maximum of three total terms. Members must be between the ages of 15 and 23 and reside in Delta. The Mayor retains discretion on the makeup of the Mayor’s Youth Council, including the replacement of members as necessary, and will act as a non-voting co-chair to support the chair elected annually by Mayor’s Youth Council members and to facilitate efficient meetings. Efforts will be made to ensure each Delta School District secondary school and each of Delta’s communities is represented.
Non-voting resource members of the Mayor’s Youth Council may include: the Mayor, City Manager, Delta staff (who will support the creation of agendas and the taking of minutes), representation from the Delta School District, a School Liaison Officer from the Delta Police Department, and other representatives deemed appropriate by the Mayor or the Mayor’s Youth Council.
The Mayor’s Youth Council meets quarterly, at the call of the chair or Mayor, rotating meetings to appropriate locations in the community. A quorum is seven voting members. Meeting agendas, minutes, and reports will be prepared and distributed with the assistance of Delta staff.
Click here to fill out an application for the Mayor's Youth Council.
If you have any questions on the Mayor's Youth Council, please contact the Mayor's Office at 604-946-3210 or by email.