Happy Valley Youth Council

The Happy Valley Youth Council is an advisory board serving as teen advocates in their community.

Youth Councilors collaborate on ideas and information and look to the City Council for mentorship and assistance. The Youth Council encourages community members to join their events and attend their monthly council meetings.

Youth Councils and Advisory Boards across the state have been searching for ways to re-connect and continue their work in some way during this unprecedented year.  The Oregon Youth Summit has been a platform for guided discussions as teens are encouraged to voice their ideas and share ways by which their members are making an impact in their local community. This year’s event will be a bit different.  Exciting news as we continue the event virtually!!!!  We will offer a forum where youth can exchange diverse opinions on matters of importance to their peer group in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.

For this year’s event, on February 3rd at 6 pm, we will facilitate through Zoom.  It will be panel style with two moderators focusing on our youth’s two desired topics.  One topic is on Mental Health and Pandemic Outcome Amongst Teens and the other topic being Social Injustice. 

The two moderators are:

1. Parker Sczepanik – Oregon Youth Line

  1. Isabela Villarreal – Next Up

For more information contact: stephanih@happyvalleyor.gov

2020 Oregon Youth Summit

2018 Oregon Youth Summit

2019 Oregon Youth Summit

The youth council’s calendar runs in concurrence with the school year, from September to May. During these months, meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the council chamber at city hall.

The Happy Valley Youth Councilors serve the City on a voluntary basis. Terms end at the conclusion of the Councilor’s high school career. Term lengths vary in accordance to the date elected to the Council.

Happy Valley Youth Council requires teens to be at a freshman through senior academic level and reside in the City of Happy Valley.

Youth Council Sponsors

Providence Health

Providence Health & Services

Providence is pioneering the way for future Youth Council sponsors by recognizing their good works and supporting their community efforts.

Kaut Waste Services

Kahut Waste Services

Kahut joins as a sponsor for our Happy Valley Youth Council. We appreciate their support of our young councilors and community clean-up events!