Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC)

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The Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC) is a committee comprised of Kyle area high school students from ninth to twelfth grade.  KAYAC gives students the opportunity to hear City business items and then advise the Kyle City Council from their unique perspective.

Purpose of Creation

This Youth Council Committee has been created as a sixteen (16) member committee that consists of two Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior class representatives from all comprehensive Hays CISD High Schools.  Each High School will select one "Primary" member and one "Secondary" member from each grade level.  This Youth Council Committee shall be known as the Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC).

KAYAC shall be advisory in nature and has been created for the purpose of providing a youthful point of view for the Kyle City Council on community affairs and issues.  This commission shall provide the opportunity for youth in the City of Kyle a formal role in the City's decision making process by hearing items and advising City Council on the youth perspective.

*For a printable version of the KAYAC Bylaws and Positions Description, please see attachments.

Hays High School Members

Member Grade Position


Senior Primary

Nik Fisher

Representative to City Council

Senior Alternate

Terrah Friesenhahn


Representative to Economic Development and Tourism Committee


Junior Primary

James Collins

Vice Chair, Marketing Chair

Representative to Planning and Zoning Commission

Junior Alternate



Sophomore Primary
Taylor Friesenhahn Sophomore Alternate
Vacant Freshman Primary
Vacant Freshman Alternate

Lehman High School Members

Members Grade Position
Gabriel Doria Senior Primary
Ivon Balderas Senior Alternate

Andrew Garza

Social Chair

Junior Primary
Neriah Sosa Junior Alternate
Andy Garza Sophomore Primary
Melysa Alvarez Sophomore Alternate
Aidan O'Keefe Freshman Primary
Lila Ramos Freshman Alternate

City of Kyle Staff Liaison

Sarah Watson, CPSM

Recreation Programs Coordinator


swatson [at] cityofkyle [dot] com