Tigard seeks next Youth City Councilor

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Tigard Mayor Heidi Lueb is now seeking applications for Tigard’s next Youth City Councilor. Eligible students may attend a high school outside of Tigard but must reside within Tigard City Limits.

Program information and the student application and essay questions are available at www.tigard-or.gov/YCC. A completed application and answers to three essay questions should be submitted by Thursday, June 1, 2023, for consideration.

The program aims to advise the City Council on community issues from a youth perspective, increase student participation in local government and provide input on issues of importance to Tigard youth.

To be considered, a student must be a resident of Tigard finishing their sophomore or junior year of high school and attend a public, private, or homeschool program, where they have and maintain passing grades in their classes.

The youth city councilor is invited to participate in all City Council activities outside of regularly scheduled council meetings (National Night Out, Meet & Greets, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, etc.) as long as the activity does not interfere with school commitments.

The successful youth city councilor will sit with the City Council at meetings, comply with council rules of procedure, and conduct themselves professionally. The youth city councilor must be able to commit to attending regular meetings of the City Council (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.) either remotely or in-person at Tigard City Hall but will not attend executive sessions or be given confidential information for executive sessions.

If you have questions, email Mayor Heidi Lueb at HeidiL@tigard-or.gov.

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