What is the purpose of the Junior City Council?
The Auburn City Council is creating a nine person Junior City Council in order to get advice and ideas from students on things like parks, recreation, entertainment, traffic, police, festivals, trails, environmental stewardship and other social issues. Students will learn leadership skills, improve their chances for scholarships, learn how City government operates and see how they can influence government activities in order to make a positive difference in the world.
Who can be on the Junior City Council?
Students who live in the Auburn city limits in grades 8-12 grade are eligible to apply. The nine (9) members of the Council must be from the public middle schools and high schools within the city limits. One (1) member can be from other schools located outside of the City as long they are an Auburn resident. The current Junior City Council members are:
- Cole Lindell, Chair
- Sydney Campbell, Vice Chair
- Dalton Hands
- Tyler Cushing
- Mary Riel
- Angelina Zalutskiy
How much time will it take a student?
It is estimated that students will need to spend about 2 hours per week during the school year attending meetings, participating in City functions and studying for meetings.
What is the application process?
Download an application (PDF) or pick one up at City Hall at the City Clerk's office or at your school principal’s office. Students need to get at least one letter of recommendation from a school teacher, administrator or counselor.
For more information, call 253-931-3041 or email Tamie Bothell.