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HOW TO BECOME A COMMISSIONER

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTs

Commissioner Qualifications:

  • Must be 14-24 years of age 

  AND

  • Attend a school within the Sacramento city limits

  OR

  • Live in the Sacramento city limits

*Applications closed July 30th, 2019

Benefits

  • Gives opportunities to help address Sacramento’s youth issues and concerns. 
  • Provide a unique experience with city governmental procedures. 
  • Offers chances to meet motivated youth from around the city. 
  • Financially compensates time and effort with stipends. 

Join the Sacramento Youth Commission

Click on the link below to apply for open seats.
http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Clerk/Legislative-Bodies/Boards-and-Commissions
Review the qualifications of each open seat.

process in 10 easy steps:

1. APPLY ONLINE
Apply online to fill a Seat Vacancy.
2. OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK REVIEW
City Clerk staff does a preliminary review of application.
3. COUNCIL/MAYOR REVIEW
Clerks staff forwards applications to district staff for councilmember review.
4. COUNCILMEMBER RECOMMENDATION
Once a when selection is made the name is provided to the City Clerk staff
5. MAYOR NOMINATION
Mayor makes the formal nomination at a City Council meeting and names are read into the public record.
6. CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENT
Two weeks after the Mayoral appointment is announced the Sacramento City Council approves the appointment during a City Council meeting.
7. LETTER OF APPOINTMENT
Once appointment has been made you will receive an official Letter of Appointment from the Office of the City Clerk.
8. OATH OF OFFICE SUBMISSION
Commissioners are required to complete ethics training along with the submission of an Oath of Office.
9. SYC STAFF CONTACT
SYC Coordinator will contact you with details and paperwork to complete before your first official SYC meeting.
10.ATTEND 1ST SYC MEETING
You will be provided with your agenda packet for your first meeting where you will begin to represent the youth of your community!