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Monday December 12th, 2011

Posted at 10:15am

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The Mayors Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) has been out of the spotlight for a few years now, and have spent very little of their city budget.

In their Business Plan and Financial Request for the 2012 budget deliberations, they outline where the committee has been, why they have not spent much city money and where they are going in 2012.

MYAC says that until the election of new co-chairs a few months ago, they have been in a “quasi state of transition”  hampered by a lack of cohesiveness , as a result of this transition.  Restructuring of the city’s committees this past spring, the 2009 CUPE strike, scattered membership and being unable to meet quorum several times all put them behind and reasons that they have spent little funds, but that’s all set to change.

This past year they have been focused on the development of a new website.  A University of Windsor student was hired to develop, design and maintain it until January 2013.  The new website is set to launch in January at a cost $7,000.  With additional money being spent on advertising and promotional material this past year.

In 2012 MYAC is panning a youth forum to be hosted at the downtown library at a cost of $1,500.  They will spend $2,000 on advertising materials, mostly to promote the new website.  Youth awards are also planned to recognize three youth who have made a difference in the community at a cost of $1,000.

A new newsletter is also planned to speak directly to youth by youth in Windsor.  The budget for the bi-annual publication is $4,000.

Initiatives to create community partnership and engage the community will cost $1500.00

The total requested budge for MYAC in 2012 is $10,000 in 2011 they spend $8039.34

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