Neighborhood Councils are an important way to get give your local community a voice. By engaging with your Neighborhood Council, you can:
- Improve the quality of life in your community.
- Represent your neighborhood at City Hall.
- Monitor the delivery of city services.
- Partner with city departments such as Transportation, Planning, Street Services, Police and Fire to prioritize local projects and work to resolve public safety issues.
If you’re interested in making a difference, we have a place for you! Follow the steps below to register to run as a Youth Representative.
- Find your Neighborhood Council
- Check out this list of Neighborhood Councils to see if your Council has a Youth Representative Seat or other opportunity to participate. Neighborhood Councils have different requirements to run as a candidate.
- Research your Neighborhood Council – look at its website and social media to get a feel for how they work. Even better, attend a meeting or reach out to the Neighborhood Council President to introduce yourself, learn more about how the Neighborhood Council works and make sure that it’s right for you!
- Think about your skills and platform. What issues do you care about? What do you want to see happen in your neighborhood? What are you willing to put in and what do you want to get out of it?
- Register to run! Complete an online application to be a Youth Representative before the filing deadline. Click here.
- Get ready for Election Day – create a campaign strategy and get out the vote! You can email your Independent Election Administrator, who can provide you with tips and tricks.
- Check back in March for an Elections Toolkit that will provide you with a step by step guide to running a great campaign!