Applicants Sought for New Salem Youth Commission

SALEM – Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that the City of Salem is now accepting applications from Salem youth interested in serving on the new Salem Youth Commission. Seven of the nine seats on the commission will be filled by Salem youth between 13 and 21 years of age and the remaining two will be filled with individuals who represent organizations or agencies that interact with the youth population.

Nine member panel to provide platform for youth input on City issues

Nine member panel to provide platform for youth input on City issues

The new commission will provide an advocacy and information platform for youth representatives to get more engaged in City issues, helping to recommend new programs and events, craft initiatives in partnerships with other City boards and departments, local non-profits, and businesses, and suggest ideas for new policies or regulations for the City to consider. The members will also help share news and information about important city projects and programs with the youth of the community. Finally, there will be opportunities for leadership development training through guest speakers, workshops, special programs, and more.


“I am very excited about the opportunities presented by this new commission,” said Mayor Driscoll. “Having the ability to hear directly from Salem’s youth population will help ensure our community continues to be forward-looking in the types of services, programs, and projects we undertake as a City. I encourage all Salem youth to consider applying for an appointment to the Youth Commission.”


Applications for appointment to the youth seats of the Commission are available in both English and Spanish at the Commission’s website and are accepted on a rolling basis. Complete applications should be emailed to the Mayor’s Constituent Services Director Laura Assade. Applicants to the two remaining seats should submit their resume to

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