The town of Gilbert is accepting applications for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee through June 10.

The committee is a leadership opportunity for high school students to learn about the community and provide feedback to elected leaders.

Meetings are held once a month, September through May, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Attendance is mandatory at the meetings, and only one excused absence is permitted. If a student has multiple absences and/or does not actively participate in the program, the student may be removed from the committee.

Each member must attend at least one council meeting and one board or commission meeting during the program.

To be eligible, youth must live in Gilbert or attend a school in Gilbert, and be in ninth through 12th grade.

Each student must complete at least 10 hours of community service benefiting Gilbert residents per school year. If the student does not complete the community service, the student will not be eligible to graduate. Opportunities for community service will also be made available through the program.

Members are expected to participate in Student Government Days at Gilbert Town Hall.

Committee members may also be asked to assist the mayor with various assignments, attend meetings or participate in a focus group on various topics. Participation in these events is voluntary.

Students can apply online for committee membership.