Current members of the Legislative Youth
Advisory Council (LYAC) in the Senate chamber.
Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) was
in July 2005 to examine issues of importance to
youth and advise the Washington State Legislature on
these issues and related legislation.
Final appointments are made by
the Lt. Gov. Owen based on
recommendations and selection criteria developed by
the council itself.
TVW's series Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens
focused on the Legislative Youth Advisory
Council in 2009. The 38-minute piece follows
LYAC's top five legislative priorities
through the legislative process.
LYAC consists of
twenty-two members from around the State of
Washington who, at the time of appointment, are ages
fourteen to eighteen. Members serve two-year terms
and if eligible, may be reappointed for subsequent
For more information about LYAC, as well as
application information, please
visit its web