Centennial accepting Youth Commission applications

September 11, 2018 by  

Centennial is inviting young people to apply to be on the city’s Youth Commission. The commission advises the city council on matters of importance to young people, and is accepting applications now.

The Centennial Youth Commission was founded in 2003 by the city council, to give the young people in the city a voice in their own government on matters of importance to them. The commission, which comprises 11 teenagers from 13 to 18 years of age, acts in an advisory capacity only. Members of the commission perform community service, develop programs within the community, take part in citywide events, and participate in making policy.

The Youth Commission also helps members of the community understand the concerns of young people, as well as acknowledging the way their contributions enhance the city. Membership in the commission also helps encourage young people to become engaged with their community. Cities that support groups like this could supply the participants with their own letterheads to further encourage participation.

To be considered for the Youth Commission, applicants have to be Centennial residents, and be between the ages of 13 and 18. Members serve for two years, and attend meetings twice a month, at the Centennial Civic Center. The deadline to apply to join the Centennial Commission is 5:00 pm at September 14. More details and the application are on the city’s website.