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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 (2017/2018)
 
Student Advisory Council's general/promotional video
 
Co-Chair Emma Milbert 
(AHS), senior
Co-Chair Ashley Malizzi
(NBHSA), senior
Co-Chair Diamond Washington
(THS), senior
Josiah Johnson
(AHS), junior
Vice-Chair Simon Recicar
(NBHSA), junior
Secretary Isabella Almiñana 
(THS), junior
Taylor Batson
(AHS), sophomore
Isaac Gutman 
(NBHSA), sophomore
Caleb Phillips
(THS), sophomore
Emilee Ellis
(AHS), freshman
Ben Hamilton
(NBHSA), freshman
Jacob Phillips
(THS), freshman

School Advisors:  Cheryl Shivel (AHS), Louise Bronar (THS), and Cathie Gutman (NBHSA)

City Staff Liaisons: Debbie Denman and Jolynn Donhoff

Contact information: (321) 567-3775, City Clerk's Office, Post Office Box 2806, Titusville, Florida   32781-2806

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL OVERVIEW AND PAST ACTIVITIES

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.


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

Calendar Events

Student Advisory Council
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Student Advisory Council will meet on the second floor in the Council Chamber.  (Read more)
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Special Student Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Special Student Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 4:30 PM, 550 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796, second floor of Fire Department Headquarters.  (Read more)
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Agendas & Minutes

10/25/2018 Special Student Advisory Council Meeting
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