Youth Commission

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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 serve a term of one year from July 1st of one year until June 30th of next year. New commissioners shall be recruited in May of each year for positions whose terms will be ending that year. To apply please complete the application and reference forms and submit to Casey Colley through mail or email.

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 Edmonds Youth Commissioners 

Seat 1: Owen Lee

Owen is a sophomore at Edmonds-Woodway High School. At school, he is involved in student leadership, Speech & Debate, 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. Owen is very grateful for this opportunity and excited to make a difference in our community.

Seat 2: Sydney Pearson

A freshman at Edmonds Woodway High School, Sydney Pearson takes part in various school activities including playing piano and tenor saxophone in Jazz Band, flute in Concert Band, serving as the Freshmen 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: Vacant 

Seat 5: Vacant 

Seat 6: Jacob Sawyer

My name is Jacob, and I am a junior at Edmonds-Woodway High School. I am ecstatic to be a member of the Youth Commission because I have lived in Edmonds my entire life and I want to be more involved in building a better future for the town I call home. At school, I am a devoted member of the EWHS band and jazz ensemble as well as a member of the EWHS debate club. Some of my other interests are astronomy, science fiction/futurism, and engineering. During my time as a member of the Edmonds Youth Commission, I want to push for the greater adoption of renewable energy and energy-saving technologies by the City of Edmonds.

Seat 7: Caitlin Chung

Caitlin Chung is a freshman at Edmonds-Woodway High School. She is involved in band and student leadership. At home, she enjoys painting, photography, and volunteering at the Edmonds food bank. When she isn’t pursuing her passions, Caitlin can be found with a good murder mystery book. She is interested in learning more about the city government system and raise awareness for mental health issues.

Seat 8: Vacant 

Seat 9: Vacant 

Seat 10: Brook Roberts

Brook Roberts is a Sophomore at Shorewood High School. At Shorewood, he is involved in National Honor Society and orchestra, in which he plays viola. When not at school, he can be found in rehearsal with the Cascade Youth Symphony, reading, walking and cycling around Downtown Edmonds. In his goal to help make a difference in the community, he volunteers at the Swedish Hospital as well as Annie’s Community Kitchen. Brook is excited and thankful for this opportunity to advocate for the Youth of Edmonds.

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 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.

(Meetings are subject to change.)

Commission Members:

Seat 1: Owen Lee (Secretary)

Seat 2: Sydney Pearson

Seat 3: Vacant 

Seat 4: Vacant 

Seat 5: Vacant 

Seat 6: Jacob Sawyer

Seat 7: Cailtlin Chung (Treasurer)

Seat 8: Vacant 

Seat 9: Vacant 

Seat 10: Brook Roberts 

Seat 11: Vacant 

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