Seattle Youth Commission is Currently Accepting Applications

Seattle Youth Commission LogoThe City of Seattle is now taking applications for the Seattle Youth Commission, a city commission made up of Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend two meetings a month and help to plan a youth summit. The full commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Seattle City Hall. The subcommittees occur on the 3rd or 4th Wednesdays of each month in the commissioners’ neighborhoods. Lastly, a few commissioners will be able to sit on the steering committee of the new Participatory Budgeting youth pilot. Commissioners will serve from November 2015 through August 2016.

To apply, visit www.seattle.gov/seattle-youth-commission/apply or print and complete this application and mail to:

Rahwa Habte
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

You can also turn in your completed application at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office at 700 5th Avenue on the 17th floor.

For questions, contact rahwa.habte@seattle.gov or call 206-615-2008.