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Georgetown Youth Advisory Board

gyab-logo-1-01-fwThe Georgetown Youth Advisory Board is accepting applications NOW!

The Georgetown Youth Advisory Board (GYAB) is a city board whose members are appointed by the Georgetown City Council and Mayor. The GYAB advises the City Council on youth issues and serves as a means for youth in Georgetown to become active leaders in their community. Serving on the GYAB gives youth the opportunity to have an official voice in shaping the quality of life in Georgetown.

The GYAB is made up of nine members from the 8th–12th grade. The requirements to serve on the Board are: any youth currently in eighth through twelfth grade who is attending a public school, charter school, private school, or home school and lives within the Georgetown ISD boundaries. Each appointed member will serve two years on the board with the exception of appointed seniors.

You may access the 2017 Boards & Commissions application by:

All completed applications should be turned in to the City Secretary at City Hall (113. E 8th Street). If you have any questions about the application itself, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 512-930-3651.

Starting in January, the Mayor and City Council will begin reviewing all applications. GYBA members will be selected and appointed for the next term in February. All newly appointed members will begin participating in Board meetings in March.

For more information about the Georgetown Youth Advisory Board, please contact Arica Keilers, Youth Program Coordinator and Staff Liaison for the GYAB at 512-931-2744 or

Reaching Out to Georgetown Teens

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

#teenDVmonth, #loveisrespect


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 26 – March 4. Spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association, the goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. This year’s theme is It’s Time to Talk About It and we’re encouraging everyone to get screened.