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. 

Since then, 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! To contact the youth council, please call 207-513-3018 or email dottie@lewistonmaine.gov

On July 21, 2020, the 2020 - 2021 membership was announced during the evening’s City Council meeting via ZOOM (due to COVID19).  A Powerpoint presentation was made with photos of members and comments they wanted to share, as well as "What’s Next."   See Presentation

The 2020 - 2021 Membership
(July 2020 - July 2021)

Elissa Nadeau
Idey Abdi
Elena Clothier
Hope Rubito 
Katie Morin
Damon DeWitt 
Ryleigh Emmert 
Emily Fournier
Julia Paquette
Olivia Deschenes
Keira Potvin
Cadence Nadeau
Brea Mathieu
Ariana Vallee

Youth Council Mission

"The LYAC shall 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."


Dottie Perham-Whittier, Community Relations Coordinator

City Councilor Liaisons

Councilor Zachary Pettengill and Councilor Luke Jensen