New Commissioners Sought to Join the Seattle Youth Commission

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill two vacancies on the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC) – one youth from District 7 and one youth from anywhere in the City of Seattle.

The Seattle Youth Commission is comprised of 15 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, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events.

Interested applicants must live or go to school in Seattle and be between the ages of 13 – 19.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend bi-monthly SYC meetings and additional committee commitments.  The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2017 and ending June 2019.

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.

To apply, visit www.seattle.gov/syc or complete this application and submit:

  • Via email: seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov
  • Via postal mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, c/o Seattle Youth Commission, PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
  • In person: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, located in City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th floor

For questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0464.

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