The Get Engaged program is recruiting 15 young people aged 18 to 29 to serve for one year on Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations and provide citizen participation in city government. The 15 boards range in interest areas — from design to human rights—and include a position with the Seattle Arts Commission.
In addition to serving on a public board, participants meet monthly as a cohort for leadership competency training, issue discussions and other activities.
Get Engaged is dedicated to advocating for youth voice in city affairs and to cultivating local leaders, especially those who have had limited opportunities to be involved in their community. You don’t need any prior experience serving on boards to be a qualified candidate.