Young People: Get Engaged on our Boards and Commissions

Are you age 18-29 and interested in participating in city government?

Consider joining one of our boards and commissions:

  • The Community Involvement Commission works to ensure that City departments are creating and implementing equitable and inclusive outreach and engagement strategies.
  • The Seattle Renters’ Commission provides information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and departments concerning issues and policies affecting renters.
  • The Landmarks Preservation Board reviews and makes decisions on landmark nominations for potential new landmarks and for proposed changes to existing landmarks.
  • The Pioneer Square Preservation Board works to preserve, protect and enhance the historic and architectural character of Pioneer Square.

You can apply to join through the YMCA’s Get Engaged program, which places young adults ages 18-29 on City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting September each year.

Get Engaged members are fully vested, voting members of the Boards/Commissions they join, making crucial policy recommendations to Seattle City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the city at large. The intention of the Get Engaged program is to give young people (18 – 29 yrs.) a seat at the table, ensuring that a youthful perspective and voice are part of our city’s political process.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now available. The deadline to apply has been extended to July 13!

Learn more about the Get Engaged program and apply at: seattleymca.org/accelerator/leadershipdevelopment/getengaged .