YAC Vision

Anchorage is a beautiful and diverse community where youth are encouraged to do their best and stay involved.

YAC Mission

We accomplish this by increasing cross-generational opportunities and cooperation in order to form bonds and mutual respect.

Monthly Meetings

The Youth Advisory Commission holds regular monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month from 6-8pm at City Hall (rm 830).


Apply for the Youth Commission

Are you a resident of Anchorage 14-22 years old?

Do you want to join the Youth Advisory Commission?



Apply to be the Assembly Youth Representative

Are you a resident of Anchorage 16-19 years old?

Do you want to be the Youth Representative on the Anchorage Assembly? 

Mayor's AmeriCorps Program (MAP)

In 2017, the Mayor’s AmeriCorps Program (MAP) was developed as a twelve-week summer program for young adults ages 18-26. MAP participants connected primarily underserved or otherwise disadvantaged communities with Municipality of Anchorage sources and services.

Here are the results of 2017 MAP program. Click for final report.



Youth Advisory Commission Officers
Chair - Rainier Herczeg, UAA
Vice Chair - Aleija Stover, UAA
Secretary –Katie Alvarenga, East HS
Treasurer – Andrew Wiggin, West HS 

Youth Advisory Commission Members
Dina Elmostafa, Frontier Charter
Natalie Fraser, West HS
David Holmes, South HS
Margaret Lewis, West HS
Brynn Morse, East HS
Scott Santaella, West HS
Tammalivis Salanoa, UAA
Ashley Jean Smith, South HS 
Katelyn Smith, Golden View MS
Eriana Smith-Vanilau, East HS


Under the leadership of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz the Youth Advisory Commission was reinstated after the passage of Assembly Ordinance No. 2015 - 119 which amended Municipal Code Section 4.60.275 to affirmatively continue and reenact the commission.


Youth Commission meetings are normally scheduled for the 4th Thursday of every month from 6pm-8pm (except for summer months).


Upcoming YAC Meetings (Public Notice)

August 22, 2019 - 6pm-8pm

(Mayor's Conference Room, Rm 830, City Hall)


Past meetings:

April 25, 2019 - 6pm-8pm

March 28, 2019 - 6pm-8pm

February 28, 2019 - 6pm-8pm

January 24, 2019 - 6pm-8pm

December 20, 2018 - 6pm-8pm

November 29 - 6pm - 8pm

October 25, 2018 - 6pm-8pm