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Youth and young adults encouraged to apply for role on Richmond's new Youth Advisory Committee

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:28 PST, Thu February 15, 2024


Richmond City Council is pleased to open the call for applications to become a member of its new Richmond Youth Advisory Committee. Enthusiastic youth and young adults are encouraged to submit their application by 5 p.m., Monday, March 4.

This Council-appointed advisory committee supports the city's commitment to amplify youth voices and ensure their perspectives contribute to plans, programs and services that are important to youth and impact their lives. This includes supporting the implementation of the City's Youth Strategy 2022–2032.

This unique volunteer opportunity for youth and young adults will provide meaningful input for Council and support youth development and civic leadership while providing lasting and notable contributions to the community and Richmond as a whole.

The committee will have up to 15 volunteer members – five organization representatives, nine citizen representatives between the ages of 13 and 24, and one citizen representative over 24 years old who plays a significant role and/or has a significant interest in positive youth development in Richmond.

The following positions are open:

  • Four to five individuals between 13 and 18 years
  • Four to five individuals between 19 and 24 years
  • One individual older than 24 committed to positive youth development

Additionally, the city is calling for one voluntary youth representative ages 16 to 24 for the Child Care Development Advisory Committee. This Council-appointed committee provides advice to Council regarding the planning, development, support and promotion of a range of quality, affordable and accessible child care.

Those interested in applying for either committee are asked to submit their completed online application and resume via by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at email or call 604‑276-4007.

To view the City's Youth Strategy 2022–2032, visit

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