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 is a group of 30 youth ranging in ages from 11-19. They advise the Board of Clark County Councilors, county departments, and community on issues important to youth. Between now and June 16, 2015 we are actively recruiting for Youth Commission.
- At-large positions representing any part of Clark County.
- Positions from Hockinson, Washougal, La Center, and Woodland School Districts (Note: the Woodland applicants must come from the part of Woodland that is within Clark County)
- Positions for youth with no previous leadership experience.
For more information contact Elizabeth Hill at
(360) 397-2130 Ext. 5133, or
Reports produced by the Youth Commission
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.
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.