HYAC (Holland Youth Advisory Council) consists of the Core Council and three Sub-Committees: Recreation, Social Services, and Environmental. These committees consist of 7-10 area high school students from Holland High, Holland Christian, Black River & West Ottawa.
Recreation: Their main focus is to plan fun events for youth. Partnering with Herrick District Library, they have sponsored the Photo Scavenger Hunt and this past year they hosted Holland's first Easter Egg Hunt at Moran Park.
Recreation Members: Ryan Lindberg, Jackie Roman, Maya Cooper, Greta Davis, Annika Williams, Selena Vasquez, Andrea Essenberg, Braden Griffin, Catherine Wang & Emily Johnson
Social Services: This subcommittee addresses issues of social concern to youth and the Council. They are currently working on a project that would provide children in emergency shelters a birthday gift. Last year, they teamed with the Parks & Recreation Department to sponsor the "Senior Prom" for those 55 years of age and better.
Social Services Members: Emma Sanders, Wyatt Oonk, Andrew Ky, Audrey Luce, Evan Gross, Lydia Foy, Eshan Rajani & Sarah Brown
Environmental Committee: This is a new committee formed to address the environmental needs of the community including water pollution, beach clean-up, recycling and waste management.
Environmental Committee Members: Danielle Vorac, Hadley Vande Vusse, Audrey Van Huis, Stella Goodrich, Samantha Fennema, Ellen Ai & Duncan Kamara-Hagemeyer
Please take a moment to welcome our newest members of the HYAC program for the 2019-20 academic year! We coulnd't be more excited!
Braden Griffin - Recreation Committee
Catherine Wang - Recreation Committee
Claire Balcer - Police/Community Relations
Diego Felix-Trejo - Parks & Recreation Commission
Duncan Kamara-Hagemeyer - Environmental Committee
Ellen Ai - Environmental Committee
Emily Johnson - Recreation Committee
Lily Sharp - West Michigan Airport Authority
Lydia Foy - Social Services
Reilly Shuff - MAX Transit Authority
Sarah Brown - Social Services Committee
Selena Vasquez - Recreation Committee
Stella Goodrich - Environmental Committee
T.J. Vreeman - Parks & Recreation Commission
Carly Caudill -Neighborhood Improvement