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The City of Titusville, Florida / Boards & Commissions / Student Advisory Council

Student Advisory Council

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MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage involvement of young people in community affairs and create an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Titusville. 
MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA: The Student Advisory Council was created by Resolution of the Titusville City Council in 1993.  This council consist of twelve (12) students:  four (4) appointed from  Astronaut High School and four (4) from Titusville High School, four (4) appointed from the North Brevard Home School Association.  Their term of office is for the period of the school year, which can be extended throughout the summer months, if required.
PURPOSE: The members prioritize two to four "youth-related" issues and possible solutions, which are presented annually to City Council in April.  These issues serve as the springboard for student work projects for the incoming Council in the next school year.
Student Council Members (2016/2017)
Student Advisory Council's general/promotional video
Co-Chair Ryan Garrett  
(AHS), senior
Co-Chair Sarah Klotzbach
(NBHSA), senior
(THS), senior
Jason Garrett 
(AHS), junior
Secretary Anna Backus
(NBHSA), junior
Vice-Chair Spencer Burnett
(THS), junior
Emma Milbert
(AHS), sophomore
Isabella Kierstead
(NBHSA), sophomore
Michael Scott
(THS), sophomore
(AHS), freshman
Simon Recicar
(NBHSA), freshman
Isabella Almiñana
(THS), freshman

School Advisors:  Cheryl Shivel (AHS), Louise Bronar (THS), and Carrie Backus (NBHSA)

City Staff Liaisons: Debbie Denman and Jolynn Donhoff

Contact information: 567-3775, City Clerk's Office, Post Office Box 2806, Titusville, Florida   32781-2806


The Student Advisory Council, better known as SAC, was based on an idea enthusiastically championed by former Titusville Mayor Larry Bartley.   Enacted by Resolution of Titusville's City Council in 1993, the mission of the SAC is to encourage the involvement of young people in community affairs and create an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Titusville.

Annually, the Council develops two to four ideas and initiatives that they will focus on accomplishing during their term of office.  At the conclusion of each year, they provide an annual report to Titusville City Council on their activities.
The Council is comprised of 12 students from Astronaut and Titusville High Schools and the North Brevard Home School Association.  Each school is represented on the Council by a student from each grade level.  They meet at least monthly at City Hall, or more often if warranted by the projects they undertake.
Since the creation of the Student Advisory Council, members have translated their mission statement into positive action. Throughout our community are the visible results of their drive and focus such as the traffic signal at U.S. Highway #1 and South Terrier Trail in front of Titusville High School.  This was a multi-year project initiated by SAC, requiring interfacing with government entities of all levels (city, county, and state) and required the SAC to display a great deal of tenacity as succeeding Councils' continued the eight year project to its successful conclusion.  The traffic signal turn lane at S.R. 405 and Park Avenue was also a project initially identified as a community need by the SAC.  The safety and responsibility of Titusville's teens has been a recurring theme of multiple Councils, resulting in an award-winning video of the consequences of making false bomb threats, a video on the tragic consequences of underage drinking and driving, action in support of legislative initiatives that address teenage alcohol consumption, and implementation of an anti-drinking webpage, drinkdrivedie.com.
Entertainment venues for their peers have also been a recurring endeavor of SAC.  Over the years, the members have partnered with government, community and private entities to form coalitions which ultimately resulted in the creation of two teen centers and a skateboard park.  Their experience in partnering also translated to other successful opportunities offered to high school students including leadership seminars, shadowing of municipal government positions and learning the intricacies of how government works through participation in mock city council meetings.

S.A.C.: 1 council, 3 schools, 12 members  =  High School teens improving Titusville's community.

Length of Term
3rd Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 p.m.
One Year (August through April)

Calendar Events

Student Awards Ceremony/Special City Council Meeting
Monday, May 01, 2017
Student Awards Ceremony Special Meeting will be held in the Titusville High School Performing Arts Center from 6-8 PM.  (Read more)
Student Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 01, 2017
Student Award Ceremony will be held at Titusville Performing Arts Center.  (Read more)
Student Advisory Council
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Student Advisory Council meets the third Tuesday each month beginning in August and ending their term in April (each year). They meet in the Council Chamber or Round Room at City Hall pending room availability. City Hall is located at 555 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796. Agendas ...  (Read more)

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