Youth Member Advisory Board Application

Do you have a passion for parks?  A love of libraries?  Are you a high school student who is looking to serve the community and learn from your fellow citizens, while improving the quality of life in your home town?  Maybe even round out your resume as you prepare for college?  Please consider applying for a position on an advisory board!

The Lake Oswego City Council appoints youth members to six advisory boards each year.  One youth member is appointed to the Historic Resources Advisory Board, the Library Advisory Board, the 50+ Advisory Board, and the Transportation Advisory Board.  Two youth members are appointed to the Sustainability Advisory Board and the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board. High school sophomores and juniors who are also residents of Lake Oswego, are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted through August 5th, with interviews taking place later in the month.  Appointments are made in September, with terms of service beginning immediately and continuing through August of 2019.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting of the board they wish to serve on and review the board website prior to their interview.  Meeting dates and times can be found by consulting the City Calendar.

When completing, as with any public document, please keep in mind that all information provided on this application is subject to disclosure in accordance with Oregon Public Records Law. Thank you for taking the time to pursue a volunteer assignment.


Please complete the online form below.  Applicants will receive acceptance confirmation on the webpage upon submitting the form, followed by an email confirmation of receipt.  Additionally, applicants must arrange to provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher at their school, or from an adult who has worked with the applicant in another capacity. 
Letters should be sent directly by the author to Kari Linder, Deputy City Recorder at:

Personal Data (All Applicants)