Student Advisory Council - April 20, 2021

  1. Minutes

Student Advisory Council

                                                                                         Regular meeting

                                                                                                    April 20, 2021

The 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council (SAC) met in regular session on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida. Co-Chairperson Caleb Phillips called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Present were Co-Chairpersons Caleb Phillips and Isaac Gutman, Vice-Chairperson Ben Hamilton, Secretary Savannah Sevor, and Members Aliyah Deimeke, Richie Dobbs, Jacob Phillips, and Edie Pringle. Staff Liaison Caitlin Rodriguez was also present. Co-Chairperson Taylor Batson and Member Emilee Ellis were absent. 



Motion: Member Sevor moved to approve the minutes of the regular Student Advisory Council (SAC) meeting of March 22, 2021, as submitted. Member Hamilton seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.



Update the 2008 The Last Dance Prom Video – The request was for Co-Chairperson C. Phillips to provide a status update of the rough draft of the script for The Last Dance prom video.

Co-Chairperson C. Phillips advised that he was still working on drafting the script for The Last Dance prom video. He stated he was working towards having the script ready for the next Student Advisory Council (2021/2022 term) to begin to look at the draft script and make changes to as they would see fit.  

FL League of Cities 2021 Youth Council Community Service Contest – The request was for Member Pringle to give an update of the planning of the community service project the Student Advisory Council was planning for the spring of 2022. 

Member Pringle gave an overview of her ideas and the status of her planning on this particular project. She submitted her essay and photos for the 2021 Youth Council Community Service Contest project and was awaiting to hear the results of the competition. 

Student Leadership Seminar – The request was for an update for the Student Advisory Council’s assigned members to gather ideas to host and plan a Student Leadership Seminar in the Spring of 2022. The plan was to still host an in-person seminar, but have the ability to move the seminar to a virtual platform, if necessary. 

The Student Advisory Council came to a consensus to move forward with giving the advisement to the 2021/2022 Student Advisory Council to complete the planning of this event.  

Annual Report to City Council – Staff distributed the final copy of the Annual Report. The members that were scheduled to present each section were as follows:

  • Introduction – J. PHILLIPS 
  • FL League of Cities Youth Competition – SEVOR
  • FL Leave of Cities 2021 Youth Council Community Service Contest – DEIMEKE 
  • Updating the 2008 The Last Dance Video – PRINGLE
  • Plan a virtual Leadership Seminar to be held in the spring of 2022 – HAMILTON 
  • Conclusion and next year’s goals – C. PHILLIPS

Co-Chairperson C. Phillips discussed the information regarding the presentation of their Annual Report at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.



Staff Liaison Rodriguez highlighted the Staff Liaison Report, as followed:

Action items: Per the policy, the City staff liaison would distribute a personal annual attest statement to each of the members of the Student Advisory Council. The annual attest statement would tell each individual SAC Member whether they met or did not meet the scholarship eligibility criteria for the 2020/2021 term.  

 Informational Items:


  1. The Big Night (Wrap-up & Goodbye)! April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (Reminder): Staff Liaison Rodriguez covered the three (3) following items related to the SAC that were scheduled on the City Council’s meeting agenda of Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


  1. SAC’s Annual Report to the City Council 
  2. Scholarships for graduating senior SAC members
  3. 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council Member Appointments


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m.