Youth Commission Application
The Clark County Youth Commission, a group of 30 individuals who serve as a voice for local youth, is seeking eleven representatives to fill its roster. The group communicates with the Clark County Board of Commissioners, county departments, and community organizations. Youth Commission members range in age from 11-19. Those selected to serve must commit to two monthly meetings plus additional subcommittee work amounting to approximately eight hours of work or more per month.
To be considered, candidates must complete an application and interview for the position. The deadline for submission of applications is June 7, 2013.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Hill, Youth Commission Program Coordinator at 360-397-2075 x5133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clark County Youth Commission is a youth driven advisory board established by the Clark County Board of Commissioners in April 1998. Members ages 11-19 from throughout Clark County provide a youth-oriented point of view to the work of the Board of County Commissioners, county departments, and community organizations.
The Youth Commission informs these groups about issues important to youth, makes suggestions on how to address the issues important to youth, and provides instruction on how to build positive partnerships with youth.
The Clark County Youth Commission advises Clark County government on a variety of policy issues including:
- Behavioral/Cultural Change (PDF)
- Energy (PDF)
- Environmental Building Standards (PDF)
- Environmental Building Standards Follow-up (PDF)
- Local/Sustainable Food (PDF)
- Mass Transportation (PDF)
- C-TRAN Mass Transportation (PDF)
- Plastic Bag Tax (PDF)
Youth Violence Prevention
Parks and Open Spaces - At the request of the Board of County Commissioners, the Youth Commission presented the following recommendations to increase park use in Clark County:
Social Networking - In this policy assignment, the Youth Commission addresses how to increase civic engagement in the county through the use of social networking:
- Government 2.0: Combining face-to-face and interface-to-interface interaction to enhance civic engagement (PDF)
Youth Mental Health - The Youth Commission presented the following analysis and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on reducing youth depression in the county:
Environmental Sustainability - In the following policy assignment, the Youth Commission evaluated Clark County's environmental sustainability policy:
For more information about the Youth Commission, please contact:
Elizabeth Hill, Program Coordinator
Phone: (360) 397-2130, ext. 5133
Web site: http://www.youthcommission.org/