The City of Clovis has recently announced the city’s first Youth Commission to engage youth voices in local government and advise the Clovis City Council. Applications are open now, and young local leaders are invited to apply to help shape the future of Clovis.
The Clovis City Council recognized the need to create a formal avenue for young people to contribute to the development and progress of the community and recently approved the establishment of the Clovis Youth Commission as a proactive step towards promoting civic engagement among local youth and fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility in shaping the city’s future.
The inaugural Clovis Youth Commission will be made up of 15 high school sophomores and juniors who will meet once a month from January through May 2024. In its first year, the Youth Commission’s mission is to formally establish the Commission’s charter and bylaws. The Youth Commission will learn about local government and will be coached by the City Council members and City staff to assist them in completing their mission.
“The future of Clovis is our youth, and it’s important to us to work alongside them in shaping Clovis both for today and tomorrow,” said Lynne Ashbeck, Mayor of the City of Clovis. “I’m sincerely looking forward to working with our young leaders in the new year and hearing all they have to say.”
Applications for the Clovis Youth Commission are open now, and applications and more information can be found at CityofClovis.com/Government/City-Council/Youth-Commission. The deadline to submit an application is November 30, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.