Lewiston Youth Advisory Council

The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) was established by the Lewiston City Council in 2001, with the Charter membership first meeting in September 2002.  Each spring renders a new application/interview process, with each LYAC year running from July to July. 

The mission of the LYAC is to "serve as an advisory council to the Lewiston City Council in regards to community issues affecting youth and shall serve as a liaison between the youth of the community and the City. The LYAC shall enable youth to work toward goals that empower all of the community’s youth and to undertake service projects that enhance the community."

Since first meeting in 2002, members have worked closely with municipal staff, state/local officials, and members of the community on various initiatives that have been very positive for the City of Lewiston. LYAC is annually sponsored by the Lewiston Firefighters Association; thank you! 

On July 18, 2023, the 2023 - 2024 membership was announced during the evening’s City Council meeting.  

To contact the youth council, please call 207-513-3018 or email LYAC.

The 2023 - 2024 Membership
(July 2023 - July 2024)

Ava Golder, Chair
Saida Abdisamed, Vice-Chair
Fadumo Ahmed, Treasurer
Zara Bimbi, Secretary
Kaydence Gibson
Corinne Rosario
Asli Osman
Anny Zhao
Deeqa Bashir
Mulki Hussan
Fadumo Hussein
Tartila Naser
Muno Hussein 

Advisor
Dottie Perham-Whittier, Community Relations Coordinator

City Council Liaison
Councilor Eryn Soule-Leclair