Youth Commission Applications

Laura Wadsworth, Youth Commissioner

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Youth Commission Applications due January 11

Are you interested in becoming a City of Fairfield Youth Commissioner? To serve as a
Commissioner, you must be a Fairfield resident between the ages of 12 and 21. When
you fill out the application, you will be asked to describe your extracurricular activities
and past volunteer work. Also be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Why do you want to serve on the City of Fairfield Youth Commission?

2. What do you see as being the role of the City of Fairfield Youth Commission?

3. If selected to serve on the City of Fairfield Youth Commission, what do you believe
you would be able to contribute to the Commission and your community?

4. What do you feel are the three biggest problems facing the youth in our city?

5. What issues would you like to see the City of Fairfield Youth Commission address?

6. What is your understanding of how municipal government works?

Along with completing the written portion, applicants need to submit two letters of
recommendation. After you submit you application to the City Clerk’s Office, you may
qualify for an interview with two City Council members. City Council members are
looking for Commissioners to be visionary and strong communicators. You may be
asked to describe situations where you have worked well with others and situations
where you have demonstrated good organizational skills. Youth Commissioners can
spend up to 12 hours a month on meetings and events, so it’s important that
Commissioners manage their time well and follow through on commitments.

Applications are now available at Fairfield City Hall, 1000 Webster Street. If you’d rather
have an application emailed to you, contact Deputy City Clerk Eva Hoff at
[email protected] If you have questions about the application, you can contact
Kalie Souza at [email protected]

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