Mayor's Office

Riverside Youth Council

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision Statement

Youth advocating youth with integrity and purpose; empowered with the voice to shape the future of Riverside.


Our Mission

To provide Riverside youth with the opportunity to participate in city governance and share in the decision-making through a council intended for the purpose of addressing youth issues.


General Info

In March 2004, The Riverside Youth Council (RYC) was established by the City Council to create a means of expression and leadership development for the city's youth. Recognizing the importance of including the youth voice in planning public policy and other decision-making that directly affects the lives of young people, the Council empowered the RYC as advisory to the Mayor, City Council, and other city departments on a range of matters important to youth.

Riverside Youth Council Present Awards to Riverside's 25 Most Remarkable Teens each Spring, with nominations accepted each Winter. This annual signature event is hosted in partnership with the Mayor's Office and the Riverside Police Department.

For more information on the Riverside Youth Council please contact Officer Alfonso Navar at [email protected].