Youth Members on Advisory Boards
As a voting member on one of six Advisory Boards, Youth Members have a unique opportunity to make their mark on Lake Oswego. Attending each of their Board's monthly meetings, Youth Members are asked to weigh in on issues related to the charge of their Board and to help shape recommendations to the City Council.
Supported by the Chair of the Board, Council liaison, and Staff liaison, students have the opportunity to learn about City operations directly from those doing the work. This structured learning space is designed to balance skilling-up with sharing-out, bringing student perspective into the decision-making process, with support.
Applications for 2023 appointments are closed. Click below to receive an email when our next recruitment cycle opens (April 2024) and to learn about other opportunities to get involved with the City.
Advisory Boards with Youth Members
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (two youth members)
- Historic Resources
- Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources (two youth members)
- Sustainability (two youth members)
Eligibility & Membership
Youth applicants must be less than 18 years old at the time of appointment and live at least part-time within the Lake Oswego Urban Services Boundary. To see the Urban Service Boundary on LOMap, click 'Layers', then 'Boundaries', then 'USB'.
Terms begin once members are appointed by the City Council, usually at the first Council meeting in July, and conclude June 30th of the following year.