Lewiston Youth Advisory Council

lyac - 2019 - 2020 - full group

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.

On July 16, 2019, the 2019 - 2020 membership was announced during the evening’s City Council meeting. 

The 2019 - 2020 Membership

(Mid July 2019 - Mid July 2020)

Hope Rubito, Chair

Katie Morin, Vice Chair

Damon DeWitt, Treasurer

Ryleigh Emmert, Secretary

Carolyn Adams

Lillith Price-Wharff

Emily Fournier

Julia Paquette

Olivia Deschenes

Keira Potvin

Fazla Karim

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