Applications Being Accepted For New Youth Council Positions.

The Covington City Council is currently seeking youth applicants who are interested in being a voice for their peers and engaging with city government and adult allies throughout the city as members of the new Covington Youth Council.

The purpose of the Covington Youth Council is to increase volunteerism among youth in civic affairs, increase communication with youth in the community, involve youth in planning youth activities in Covington, involve youth in local government affairs, and to serve as an advisory body to the City Council on matters dealing with youth in the community. The Covington Youth Council will consist of youth ages 15 to 18 that attend school or reside in Covington or within a 3-mile radius of Covington city limits.

Youth who are interested in helping the city to foster involvement of the community’s youth in the process of government and the ideals of public service can apply online at www.covingtonwa.gov/youthcouncil. The application period closes at the end of the business day on April 17. City Council will review applications and may request in-person interviews toward the end of April or early May. Questions about the youth council can be directed to City Clerk Sharon Scott at sscott@covingtonwa.gov or (253) 480-2405.

The Youth Council will join the group of already established city council advisory bodies in Covington including the Planning Commission, the Human Services Commission, the Parks Commission, the Arts Commission, and the Covington Economic Development Council.

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