Youth Achievement Awards
The Youth Achievement Awards are dedicated to honoring the achievements of all kinds of young people, ages 11-19, which live in our community.
Please take a moment to nominate young people you know for a Youth Achievement Award in one of the eleven categories listed on the nomination form.
If you have any questions about the nomination process you can contact the Clark County Department of Community Services at 360-397-2130 ext. 4122.
The Clark County Youth Commission is a youth driven advisory board established by the Clark County Board of Commissioners in April 1998. Members ages 11-19 from throughout Clark County provide a youth-oriented point of view to the work of the Board of County Commissioners, county departments, and community organizations.
The Youth Commission informs these groups about issues important to youth, makes suggestions on how to address the issues important to youth, and provides instruction on how to build positive partnerships with youth.
The Clark County Youth Commission advises Clark County government on a variety of policy issues including:
- Behavioral/Cultural Change (PDF)
- Energy (PDF)
- Environmental Building Standards (PDF)
- Environmental Building Standards Follow-up (PDF)
- Local/Sustainable Food (PDF)
- Mass Transportation (PDF)
- C-TRAN Mass Transportation (PDF)
- Plastic Bag Tax (PDF)
Parks and Open Spaces - At the request of the Board of County Commissioners, the Youth Commission presented the following recommendations to increase park use in Clark County:
Social Networking - In this policy assignment, the Youth Commission addresses how to increase civic engagement in the county through the use of social networking:
- Government 2.0: Combining face-to-face and interface-to-interface interaction to enhance civic engagement (PDF)
Youth Mental Health - The Youth Commission presented the following analysis and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on reducing youth depression in the county:
Environmental Sustainability - In the following policy assignment, the Youth Commission evaluated Clark County's environmental sustainability policy:
For more information about the Youth Commission, please contact:
Elizabeth Hill, Program Coordinator
Phone: (360) 397-2130, ext. 5133
Web site: http://www.youthcommission.org/