About the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board

About the Board

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) was established in 2000 to provide a voice for youth in our community. This ad–hoc committee consists of 20 members from Beaverton area high schools. MYAB members are students at Aloha, Arts and Communication, Beaverton, Catlin Gabel, Jesuit, School of Science and Technology, Southridge, Sunset, Valley Catholic and Westview high schools. Students are selected by the Mayor to serve on the Board for a two-year term through an open application process.

MYAB reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB’s mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects, promoting youth activism.


MYAB has six elected officers:

  • Karenna Umscheid – Co Chair
  • Amy Browning – Co-Chair
  • Baasil Pasha – Vice Chair
  • Annala Swafford – Civic Affairs Officer
  • Zane Godil – Secretary
  • Katie Trinh – Social Media Officer
Members of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board seated around a table during a meeting.
Smiling group of MYAB members seated at dining table during Boards & Commissions dinner.