Yesterday the City of Seattle appointed seven members and re-appointed the eight existing members to the Seattle Youth Commission. The appointments occurred at a special City Council Committee meeting held at 4:00 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of the students.
Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, the 15 youth commissioners work with elected officials, city staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.
Youth Commissioners serve a two-year term and meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 4:00—6:00 pm in Seattle City Hall. Members represent each of the seven Council Districts, and there are eight at-large positions.
The Youth Commissioners for 2016-17 are:
*Indicates new commissioners