About the Youth Leadership Council

Interested in being a youth speaker at LO Speaks on February 3? The topic for LO Speaks is "Untold Stories", and how you interpret that is up to you! Apply here if you would like to be considered! https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/ylc/webforms/lo-speaks-youth-speaker-application


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In July 2016, The City Councilors of the City of Lake Oswego approved the creation of a Youth Leadership Council to encourage youth community involvement. The City of Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council will provide local high school students a forum to exchange diverse opinions on matters of importance to their peer group with the City Council. The Youth Leadership Council will be moderated by city staff, but it will be led by the youth. The founding members of the Youth Leadership Council will have a strong hand in shaping the group's purpose, activities, structure, and other groundwork.

The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) consists of nine members and one alternate who must be of high school age and reside in the City of Lake Oswego. YLC members serve either one or two year terms.

The YLC meets the first Wednesday of the month from 5pm-7pm. Meetings alternate between the Main Fire Station Conference Room and Council Chambers. All Lake Oswego youth are welcome to attend. While public meetings law requires that meetings be open to all, we ask adults to be aware that their presence at the YLC meetings not held in Council Chambers may adversely impact the comfort level for youth to express themselves freely.

2017-2018 Youth Leadership Council

Annie Choo, Chair

Seba Marin-Quiros, Vice Chair

Brooke Baker, Vice Chair

River Smith, Secretary

Renee Kozlowski, LO Speaks Program Coordinator

Michael Murray, Development Director

Kyle Langford, Treasurer

Jensen Kaelin, Publicities

Natalie Goldberg, Secretary

Olivia Gaussoin, Publicities



Joe Buck, City Council

Rusty Palmeri, LOPD

Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst


For questions about the program, please contact Jenny Slepian at jslepian@lakeoswego.city