Youth Advisory Board

About

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) was formed in 1978 by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. The purpose of the Youth Advisory Board is to advise the Board of Supervisors regarding issues relating to youth and to provide opportunities for community input on youth issues in Chesterfield County.

The Youth Advisory Board:

  • Engages youth around the county to participate in local government
  • Organizes special initiatives and events
  • Participates in community service projects
  • Provides a forum for youth related issues

Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Second Monday of the month, February through June
  • Held virtually and/or in-person

Membership

  • Youth Advisory Board Application Form
  • Number of Members: One junior and one senior from each county high school and up to eight at-large youths representing students not enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools, such as those attending home, private or governor’s schools. Additionally, adults may volunteer to work with the youth members of the board.
  • Terms of Service: Students who join the board as juniors serve a two year term. Those who join as seniors serve for one year. Adult volunteers serve for a full year and can choose whether or not to continue volunteering beyond the first year.

YCB with Dr Casey

Members

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) applications are reviewed in July and appointments are made in August. 

Bermuda District

  • Karla Abarca-Rivera
  • Camryn Beard
  • Jaydn Sutton
  • Jillian Westfall

Clover Hill District

  • Sophia Burgess
  • Elizabeth Radgowski
  • Audrey Shepley

Dale District

  • Zin Cambridge
  • Kara Holley
  • Ansa Kanwal
  • Ilana Simmons

Matoaca District

  • Mackenzie Burton
  • Dylan Mayton
  • Lily Worsley
  • Hayden Xuan-Nghiem

Midlothian District

  • Gabrielle Jones
  • Deeya Patel
  • Anthony Vitale

At-Large Youth Representatives

  • Diya Patel
  • Nishka Patel
  • Waverly Tang

Adult Volunteers

  • Tiffany Marks, Bermuda District
  • Katrina Goodman, Clover Hill District

Adults interested in volunteering with the Youth Advisory Board may complete a volunteer application and submit it to the Youth Community Engagement Coordinator. Adult volunteers are required to complete a background check.