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Over 300 youth to attend Seattle Youth Commission’s annual Youth Town Hall
Youth gather to discuss pressing topics with Mayor McGinn and Seattle City Council on Saturday

May 21, 2010 (Seattle, WA) – After the recent success of their policy presentations to Mayor McGinn and Seattle City Council, the Seattle Youth Commission is hosting the 2010 Youth Town Hall. More than 300 youth from across Seattle will gather, discuss issues, and pose questions to Mayor McGinn and City Councilmembers Mike O’Brien, Sally Clark and Tim Burgess regarding such topics as youth violence and environmental issues.

WHEN:

Saturday, May 22; 12 noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Vera Project at Seattle Center (entrance at Warren and Republican)

PROGRAM:

12 – 1 p.m. Resource Fair: 20+ organizations provide information on resources and programs for youth

1 – 2:30 p.m. Open Q & A with Mayor McGinn and Seattle City Council moderated by Eric Powers of Q93

2:30 – 4 p.m. Roundtable discussions on community issues such as youth/police relations, education, climate change, public transportation, and other topics

BACKGROUND:

In 2009, the Mayor’s Youth Council transitioned to the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC) in an effort to involve all decision-making bodies of Seattle - the Mayor, the Courts and Seattle City Council. A program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the Seattle Youth Commission is comprised of 25 diverse members who represent 12 distinct geographic areas of Seattle. Through this program, commissioners have various opportunities to impact their community, engage with city leaders, and connect with other youth. The Commission meets two to three times a month at City Hall.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

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