Officer Filing

Board Purpose

The purpose of the Saratoga Springs youth Council are three fold. They are to provide leadership opportunities to youth in our community, provide a better understanding of how local and state government works, and provide opportunities for service in the community.

Filing for an Officer Position

If you want to run for a board member position you must file by filling out the Board Member registration form (PDF). You must have served on the Youth Council for 1 year before you can run for a board member position. We have 5 board positions available for our youth council board.

If you are interested in running for these positions you need to “File” by filling out the attached registration form (PDF). All forms must be turned in to the city offices by close of business September 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Those that are running for a board position will need to come to the meeting on October 6, 2017 ready to explain why they should get the youth council’s vote. Board member training will be on November 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the city offices.

Leadership Positions

These are leadership positions and can be used as a leadership component when applying for College and Scholarships.

Mayor

You must be a senior to file for this position.

Lead Youth Council meetings. Conduct votes for youth council. Help the council follow Roberts’s rules of order. Help the Council stay on task during meetings. Make sure that the council is following up on volunteer duties. Work with Cassidy to plan meeting agenda’s. Attend youth Council training. Attend all meetings and volunteer opportunities. Participate in the legislative day mock bill.

Mayor-Pro Tem

You must be a junior or senior to file for this position

Lead Youth Council meetings when Mayor is unavailable. Assist Mayor in duties. Work with Cassidy to plan meeting agenda’s. Attend youth Council training. Participate in the Legislative day mock bill. Attend all meetings and volunteer opportunities.

Council position 1: Secretary

You must be a sophomore, junior or senior to file for this position

Send reminder emails and or texts to council to remind them about meetings. Keep track of attendance at meetings. Keep notes at meetings. Participate in youth council meetings. Participate in the Legislative day mock bill.   Attend youth Council training. Attend all meetings and volunteer opportunities.

Council Position 2: Volunteer Coordinator

You must be a sophomore, junior or senior to file for this position.

Participate in youth council meetings. Organize youth council for volunteering opportunities. Remind those signed up via text or email about volunteer commitment. Keep track of attendance at volunteering opportunities. Participate in the Legislative day mock bill.   Attend youth Council training. Attend all meetings and volunteer opportunities.

Council Position 3

You must be a sophomore, junior or senior to file for this position.

Participate in youth council meetings. Participate in the Legislative day mock bill.   Attend youth Council training. Attend all meetings and volunteer opportunities.