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On Oct 25, 2021, the Columbia Heights City Council approved amending the City Code to create a Columbia Heights Youth Commission. The purpose of this ordinance is to establish a Youth Commission to serve as an advisory body to the Columbia Heights City Council and other Boards and Commissions as appropriate. The Youth Commission shall be composed of no less than seven members and no more than twenty members. Members must be within the age range of 14-18 years old and residents of the City of Columbia Heights. Youth Commission members serve two-year, staggered terms. Terms run from Oct 1 to Sept 30. Youth Commission members are not subject to term limits as they are limited by age requirements. Youth Commission members are allowed three absences per term.

Download an Application Packet Here
Paper applications are also available at Columbia Heights City Hall and the Columbia Heights Library upon request. 
Email, mail, or hand deliver completed applications by Jan 19. Email applications to Or mail or deliver completed applications to City Hall, 590 40th Ave NE. Or drop off applications at the Columbia Heights Library. 

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 local government engagement.