Become a Member
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As a member of COYAC you will have the opportunity to learn about local government operations, develop public speaking and leadership skills, explore ideas and policy important to you and the youth of Colorado, and formally advise the Colorado State Legislature.
In order to be eligible, you must be between 14 and 19 years old and be enrolled in and attending a Colorado junior high, middle or high school, including an on- line school; participating in a nonpublic, home-based educational program; participating in a general equivalency degree program; or have obtained a high school or general equivalency diploma.
Expectations as a member
Members are expected to commit to two year terms and during that time, must develop and build a relationship with their Colorado state representative and/or senator.
There are four meetings throughout one term that you are required to attend. Three of the meetings are held on weekends. The final meeting is held during the weekday to allow you the opportunity to present to the Colorado State Legislature at our state’s capitol.
Inbetween meetings, you must participate in online forums and discussions, conference calls, meetings with each other and members of the community. We need full participation in between meetings so business matters can be taken care of by the full COYAC body.
Each COYAC member will serve on a policy committee. Policy committees fluctuate every year based on subjects that are relevant and timely to youth and the priorities of the state legislature.
Council members are also expected to gather input from other youth in their districts.
Open Senate Districts
Open districts are 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 17, 22, 25, and 35.
The current vacant Senate Districts for the 2016-2017 COYAC year include:
If you want to find out who your Colorado State Legislators are and which senate district you live in, go to colorado.gov, type in your home address and select State Legislative.
You can download the application and either email your finished application in Word or PDF format to: email@example.com. Or mail the application to Engaged Public 1490 Lafayette St Suite 306 Denver, CO 80218.
The COYAC recruitment and membership committee will review your application and then send it out to the entire council for approval. You will hear back from us within two weeks of submitting your application.
The council begins meeting each year in early fall. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to be considered for an open or at-large position.