About the Youth Leadership Council


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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 10 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.

2019-2020 Youth Leadership Council

Natalie Goldberg, Chair

Sofia Marin-Quiros, Vice Chair

River Smith, Secretary

Claire Fennell, Publicities

Mete Bakircioglu and Ellie Tanimura, Events Coordinators

Hannah Daniel

Jensen Kaelin

Kendall Kaelin

Dylan Langford

Michael Murray



Daniel Nguyen, City Council

Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst


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