Youth Commission

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2020-22 Youth Commission - Apply Today

Now accepting applications to fill 6 vacant positions on the Youth Commission. Complete the application and reference form (s) to be considered. Now is your time to make a difference in your community. Applicants must live in Edmonds and be entering 9 - 12 grade. 

Mission

City of Edmonds Youth Commission is a youth-led commission whose mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the quality of life for Edmonds youth by advising City Council and the public on issues relating to youth policies, programs, and opportunities. 

Terms

Members shall be appointed to a term of two (2) years beginning October 1st and ending September 30th. Graduating seniors will be appreciated as they leave the commission in June, and new appointments will be made for those vacant positions the following October. Application and reference forms will be available at the start of September. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to serve on the commission you need to live within the City of Edmonds city limits. Candidates must be entering grades 9 through 12, or be of equivalent age if not enrolled in a traditional school program.

Get to know the 2020-2021 Edmonds Youth Commissioners 

Seat 1: Owen Lee

Owen is a junior at Edmonds-Woodway High School and is now in his third year on the commission. At school, he is the ASB Publicity Officer and a member of Earth Service Corps and Mello Aires, the Edmonds Woodway jazz choir. Outside of school, he is a member of the Seattle Children’s Chorus and enjoys playing with his cat and volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium. Owen is very grateful for this opportunity and excited to make a difference in our community.

Seat 2: Sydney Pearson

A  junior at Edmonds Woodway High School, Sydney takes part in various school activities including playing piano and tenor saxophone in Jazz Band, flute in Wind Symphony, serving as the Junior Class ASB Vice President, and more. She is on the Edmonds Mountain Bike Team and greatly enjoys skiing when not busy with homework; she also tries to find time to participate in musical theater, whether it be through the school or the community. Excited and thankful, Sydney is so glad she has the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful group that makes up the Edmonds Youth Commission and is ready to help make a positive impact for her community.

Seat 3: Vacant 

Seat 4: Brook Roberts

 Brook is a junior at Shorewood High School. At Shorewood, he is involved in the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Neuroscience Club, as well as the Chamber Ensemble. In his goal to help make a difference in the community and improve the well-being of others, he volunteers at the Swedish Hospital, Annie’s Community Kitchen, and tutors at local elementary and middle schools. Outside of academics and volunteering, he enjoys reading, playing the Viola, and exploring the Pacific Northwest by means of cycling and hiking. Brook is both gratified and grateful for this opportunity to represent the youth of Edmonds and plans on advocating for mental health resources, action related to combatting climate change, as well as solutions to address the inequities in the City of Edmonds.

Seat 5: Vacant 

Seat 6: Jacob Sawyer

Jacob is a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School. He is ecstatic to be a member of the Youth Commission having lived in Edmonds his entire life and wants to be more involved in building a better future for the town he calls home. At school, he is a devoted member of the EWHS Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble as well as the Vice President of the EWHS Speech & Debate Club. Some of his other interests are astronomy, science fiction/futurism, and engineering. During his time as a member of the Edmonds Youth Commission, he wants to push for the greater adoption of renewable energy, sustainability, and energy-saving technologies by the City of Edmonds.

Seat 7: Caitlin Chung

Caitlin is a junior at Edmonds-Woodway High School. She loves to volunteer at her local food bank and help the community in any way she can. In school, she loves English and is involved in student leadership. Caitlin’s hobbies include reading, researching, painting, and photography. Caitlin is appreciative for the opportunity to work with other youth that want to advocate for the community.

Seat 8: Vacant 

Seat 9: Vacant 

Seat 10: Vacant

 

Seat 11: Vacant 

Youth Commission Info

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Youth Commission

Contact Information:

Casey Colley 
Youth Commission Coordinator
Telephone: (425) 275-4751
E-mail: Casey.Colley@edmondswa.gov  

Shannon Burley
Deputy Parks Director
Telephone: (425) 771-0232
E-mail: Shannon.burley@edmondswa.gov 

700 Main Street  
Edmonds WA 98020

Meeting Information:

The commission meets September through June from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Frances Anderson Building in Room 123. 

700 Main Street, Edmonds 98020.

Special meetings and retreats may be held during July and August as needed, as determined by the youth commissioners. 

(Meetings are subject to change.)

Commission Members:

Seat 1: Owen Lee (Secretary)

Seat 2: Sydney Pearson

Seat 3: Vacant 

Seat 4: Brook Roberts

Seat 5: Vacant 

Seat 6: Jacob Sawyer

Seat 7: Cailtlin Chung (Treasurer)

Seat 8: Vacant 

Seat 9: Vacant 

Seat 10: Vacant

Seat 11: Vacant 

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