Youth Advisory Committee

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Contact Information

Walsenburg Youth Advisory Committee
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089

History

A Walsenburg Youth Advisory Committee was created in 2011 to make recommendations to City Council for the disbursement of a Youth Activity Fund. (see Ordinance No. 999) In 2013 the committee was revised and membership requirements were modified (see Ordinance No. 1027).

Membership and Terms of Office

The Committee consists of five members, one Councilman appointed by the Mayor and four members appointed by City Council. Members. Members serve 4 year staggered terms.

Current Committee Members

The Youth Advisory Committee had become inactive through attrition but was fully restored on February 20, 2019.

Position Person Term
City Council Charles Vigil 2019
At Large Marsy Key 2019-2023
At Large Laura Vegas Flores 2019-2022
At Large Keri Powers 2019-2021
At Large Myra Trujillo 2019-2020

Duties

The principle duty of the Youth Advisory Committee is to review applications for funding according to established criteria and make recommendations to City Council regarding approval and funding level.

In addition to reviewing funding requests the Youth Advisory Committee

  • provides advise to the City Council regarding Walsenburg youth programs, activities and projects,
  • serves as a liaison with other Walsenburg community youth and youth funding organizations.

Ordinance No. 1027 - An Ordinance Authorizing A Youth Advisory Committee

Youth Activity Fund

The Walsenburg City Council has implemented a program to benefit community youth programs through the Youth Activity Fund. The money collected is donated to youth related activities that have been , screened by the advisory committee and approved by City Council.

City utility customers may make a periodic donation with their utility bill or they may choose to contribute a set amount on a monthly basis. If you would like to periodically donate with your bill just add the amount of your contribution in the box provided on your payment stub.

If you would like to contribute on a monthly basis please fill out the Youth Activity Fund Donation Form. With set monthly donations please keep in mind that it will remain on your account until we are notified to remove it from your account.

You may also make a one time donation using the Online Donation Form 

Funding Requests

Youth oriented groups seeking funding should submit a Youth Funding Request Application