Centennial teenagers ages 13 to 18 are eligible to apply to become members of the City’s Youth Commission, which is an advisory board to the city council. Applications are being accepted until Monday, March 18.
Formed by the city council in 2003 to provide a voice for the city’s youth, the group is made up of 11 teenagers. Members must live in the City of Centennial and be at least 13 years old. The Youth Commission participates in citywide events, develops community initiatives and performs community service projects.
The purpose of the Youth Commission is to foster a greater understanding of teenagers’ concerns and contributions to the city, while encouraging greater civic participation in the city by youth.
All terms are for two years. Members may apply for re-appointment at the end of their first term, with a limit of two terms. Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road in Centennial.
An application may be obtained online at the Centennial website at centennialco.gov.
Current members of the Youth Commission are Jackson Daichendt, a ninth-grader; Lindsey Glenn, 11th grade, whose term has expired; Delwin Maben, whose term expired in 2018; Logan Hilzer, an 11th-grader whose term expires in September; Josie Williams, an 11th-grader whose term expires in September; Audrey Fischer, a 12th-grader whose term expired last year; Sofia Martinez, an 11th-grader whose term expires in September; Paul Pak, an 11th-grader whose term expires in September; and Madelyn Mercier, a 12th-grader whose term expired last year.
Alternates on the Youth Commission are Brett Swedlund, whose term expires in August of this year and Aimee Resick, a ninth grader whose term expired in 2018.
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