About the Youth Leadership Council

In July 2016, The City Councilors of the City of Lake Oswego approved the creation of a Youth Leadership Council (YLC) to encourage youth community involvement. YLC interacts with political leaders, City staff and community partners to develop a holistic understanding of service delivery throughout all levels of government.  Members will also:  

  • Learn about the Council-manager style of government in Lake Oswego
  • Gain knowledge about City departments and the services they provide
  • Be able to articulate the basic roles and functions of local, regional and state governing bodies
  • Complete a group capstone project relating to a current Lake Oswego City Council goal
  • Provide a voice for Lake Oswego youth to local government leaders

Members of YLC serve for two years.  Meetings are held once per month for two hours. The second year culminates in a trip to Washington D.C. for the National League of Cities Congressional Conference.  

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now closed.

For additional information, please contact staff liaisons, Jamie Inglis or Charity Taylor

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Contact Information

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

Charity Taylor
Management Analyst
ctaylor@lakeoswego.city
503-675-2543