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Youth Councilor: Seeking Applicants
Now Accepting Applications for Tigard Youth City Councilor Position
Mayor Lueb is now seeking applications for Tigard’s next Youth City Councilor. Eligible students may attend a high school outside of Tigard but must reside within Tigard City Limits. To be considered, applications must be received by noon on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
The aim of the program is to advise the City Council on community issues from a youth perspective, increase student participation in local government and provide input on issues of importance to Tigard youth. To be considered, a student must be a resident of Tigard finishing their sophomore or junior year of high school and attend a public, private or homeschool program. Examples include the Muslim Educational Trust, Westside Christian High, St. Mary of the Valley, Jesuit, St. Mary’s Academy, International School, Tigard High, Tualatin High, Southridge, Mountainside, Sherwood High, Creekside Commons and Homeschool PDX where they have and maintain, passing grades in their classes. Check out Tigard City Limits here.
The youth city councilor is invited to participate in all City Council activities outside of regularly scheduled council meetings (National Night Out, Meet & Greets, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, etc.) as long as the activity does not interfere with school commitments.
The successful youth city councilor will sit with the City Council at meetings and comply with council rules of procedure and conduct themselves in a professional manner. The youth city councilor must be able to commit to attending regular meetings of the City Council (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM) either remotely or in-person at City Hall but will not attend executive sessions or be given confidential information for executive sessions.
Do You Want to be Considered?
A completed online application and answers to three essay questions must be submitted by noon on Thursday, June 1, 2023 for consideration.
- Learn more about the program here: Program Overview
- Resolution 19-13 established the program
- If you have questions, email Mayor Lueb at HeidiL@tigard-or.gov.