From Seattle. gov:
The most important quality of a Youth Commissioner is a strong desire to work for positive change on behalf of young people in Seattle. No prior experience with local government is necessary, but you do need to be between the ages of 13 and 19. Priority is given to ensuring representation of as many schools, demographic groups, and neighborhoods as possible.
Full Commission meetings will take place every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at City Hall (600 4th Ave) during the school year, and every other Wednesday during the summer. To be on the Commission you'll need to be able to commit to the program from June of 2012 to June of 2013, including two optional but highly recommended confirmation hearings with the City Council, at 9:30 am on May 17th and 2:00 pm on May 21st.
In addition to this application form, in order for your application to be considered you'll also need to have two people who know you well complete reference forms on your behalf (online and print versions are available to the right). March 30th is the early decision application deadline, and April 13th is the cutoff date to submit an application.
If you have all of your application materials in by March 30th you'll be guaranteed an interview; if you submit your application between March 30th and April 13th it's likely that we'll only have enough time to interview top candidates. If you have any questions, or if you’re unable to submit your application by April 13th, please contact Sol Villarreal at 206-427-3062 or email@example.com.