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Youth Commission

2023-2024 Applications Available Now!
The purpose of the Columbia Heights Youth Commission is to serve as an advisory body to the Columbia Heights City Council, and other boards and commissions as appropriate, inspire and bring to light new ideas from a youth perspective, create an educational environment for youth looking to expand their knowledge of government and leadership functions, and provide experience-building opportunities for area youth seeking increased community and government engagement. 

City Code designates that the commission will be composed of no less than seven members and no more than 13 members, with a staff mentor and a councilmember liaison. Members must be between the ages of 14-18 years old. Members must also be residents of the City of Columbia Heights or attend school in Columbia Heights. Youth Commission members serve two-year, staggered terms. Normal terms run from Oct 1 to Sept 30. Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, 6-7:30 pm, though youth commission members have the chance to work with staff and council members to amend the schedule or revise by-laws. 

Jan 11
Feb 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
Sept 13 (Last meeting of the term)
Oct 11 (First meeting of the new term)
Nov 8
Dec 13
All meetings are 6 pm at City Hall unless otherwise noted. 

HOW TO APPLY - Application window IS Currently open
Application Packets for the Youth Commission's 2023-2024 Term Are Now Available

The Columbia Heights Youth Commission votes each year to approve by-laws establishing set standards and expectations for the following year. Members are expected to abide by these rules. The by-laws include officer role descriptions, order of operation, staff and council liaison duties, and more. All Youth Commission members, staff representatives, and Youth Commission applicants should be familiar with these guidelines. Read the By-Laws here.   

Member Roster
Anoosha Ali - Chair (current term ends fall 2024)
Roger Rogne - Vice Chair (current term ends fall 2023)
Muna Hussein - Secretary/Treasurer (current term ends fall 2024)
Nayeli Garcia-Genis - (current term ends fall 2023)
Silvia Hernandez-Monroy (current term ends fall 2023)
Jack Israelson (current term ends fall 2024)
Annabelle Johnson (current term ends fall 2023)
Tsenat Mamo (current term ends fall 2023)
Tristen Marquez (current term ends fall 2023)
Greta Solem (current term ends fall 2023)
Roman Tabor (current term ends fall 2023)
Dakota Williams (current term ends fall 2024)
Staff Representative
Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula - Council Liaison
Sara Ion - City Clerk