Youth Leadership Council

Members of this two-year cohort meet with elected leaders, government officials, and community partners to develop their capacity to effectively create change.  This involves:

  • Pursuing a group policy project.
  • Practicing questioning and advocacy skills.
  • Meeting regularly with Lake Oswego’s Mayor and City Councilors.
  • Exploring the structure of Lake Oswego’s Council-Manager form of government through tours of City facilities.
  • Visiting the State Capitol and attending the Oregon Youth Summit.
  • Taking a second-year trip to Washington, DC.

Applications close on Friday, May 31st.

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Meeting Information

The Youth Leadership Council meets once per month for two hours during the school year. Regular meetings times are based on member availability and set at the beginning of each academic year.

Second-year members in good standing are eligible to attend the National League of Cities Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C.


Eligibility & Membership

Youth Leadership Council participants must be enrolled in high school 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'.

Most selected applicants are rising sophomores and juniors.  Those entering their first year or last year of high school are also eligible and encouraged to apply.

News & Announcements

YLC Co-Hosts Oregon Youth Summit

And Delivers Flavored Tobacco Letter to Senate President Rob Wagner

February 2, 2024 - SALEM, OR

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YLC Featured on Cover of LO Monthly

January 10, 2024 - LAKE OSWEGO REVIEW

Members of the Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council were featured in Mac Larsen's cover story for the LO Monthly...

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School Board Supports YLC Proposal

For Statewide Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

January 9, 2024 - LAKE OSWEGO SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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City Council Joins Letter Penned by YLC

Advocating for a Statewide Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

December 19, 2023 – LAKE OSWEGO CITY HALL

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Contact Information

Jamie Inglis
Events & Luscher Programming Supervisor
503-675-3985
jinglis@lakeoswego.city

Quin Brunner
Management Analyst
503-675-2543
qbrunner@lakeoswego.city 

 

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