The Commission was originally created by the City Council in order to provide youth an outlet for voicing their concerns. Members of the Sacramento Youth Commission will “collectively identify the issues facing Sacramento County youth, effectively voice the concerns of youth in Sacramento County, plan events that help youth in a positive way, bring ideas of improving and solving problems facing today’s youth, and most of all, connect Sacramento youth with the Board of Supervisors to collaborate efforts to build a better community for Sacramento’s youth.” (youthcommission.saccounty.net)
The Sacramento Youth Commission is composed of 22 youth representatives. Each District within Sacramento is represented by two youth members who are approved by their Councilmember.
In order to be eligible for the position, applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 19, live in District 5, and attend either Sacramento High School, Hiram W. Johnson High School, American Legion High School, or C.K. McClatchy High School.
Applications for interested youth are available here. Applications are due at 5pm on March 15th, though the period may be extended until sufficient applications have been submitted.
To submit an application, email Samantha Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the City Clerk’s Office, call (916) 808-7200.