About the Commission
The El Dorado Youth Commission (EYC) elects 3 officers from the members selected by our adviser. The officers are selected by firstly stating their interest in running, followed by an optional speech. After all speeches have been made, the group votes via secret ballot, and a winner is chosen. Those who run for chairman but lose remain eligible to run for vice chairman, then again for secretary, should they choose.
The leader of the Commission, the chairman essentially runs the meeting alongside the adviser and the commissioner. The chairman often is tasked with presenting new material to the commission, and is also expected to attend a greater quantity of EYC Events. Though the chairman is in charge, Robert's Rules of Order apply, and it is a democracy, making sure true power is still held by the group as a whole. The chairman often has additional contact with the adviser, to make sure the 2 are both aware of everything going on. At the end of each term, the chairman must make a speech to the City Commission highlighting the successes of their administration.
The vice chairman is the executive officer of the chairman, and takes over when he/she is unavailable. Vice chairmen often have high activity and put additional time into events, just as a chairman would.
The secretary is responsible for recording the minutes from each meeting, then contacting the adviser for redistribution at the following meeting. It is critical that the secretary be in attendance as often as possible, as to keep the EYC organized.
- Allow high school age students to serve as a legitimate advisory board for the City Commission
- Expose our youth to the inner workings of municipal government
- Involve the youth in the decision making processes of the city
- Provide a means for youth to represent their needs and wants in the community as a whole