Holland Youth Advisory Council (HYAC) was formed in 2003 to provide the City Council with input on youth related issues.
The Youth Advisory Council (HYAC) shall serve to assist municipal leaders in developing and implementing strategies to promote youth participation and solicit youth perspectives on matters pertaining to city government; provide opportunities for high school students to render community service; acquire leadership skills; become educated on the internal workings of local government; and gain career information on future opportunities in government and public service.
Holland Youth Advisory Council's (HYAC) Core Council is made up of students from Holland High School, Holland Christian High School, West Ottawa High School and Black River High School. Core Council members also serve on City boards/commissions or Environmental, Social Services and Recreation subcommittees. They act as representatives from those boards and submit reports each month.