County of Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Wisconsin

Youth Commission

Amplifying Youth Voices

What Is the Milwaukee County Youth Commission?

In 2022, County Executive David Crowley and Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson co-authored a resolution to re-establish the Milwaukee County Youth Commission.

The commission consists of 20 members, age 14 to 18, who reside in Milwaukee County and attend high school. The commission exists to:

  • Serve and advance the interests of Milwaukee County youth
  • Make advisory recommendations about policy and budgetary decisions to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
  • Advance Milwaukee County’s mission of achieving racial equity

The commission meets monthly, except for August. One member represents each of the 18 supervisory districts and two serve as co-chairs. Commissioners are appointed to one- or two-year terms.

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What Are the Benefits of Serving on the Milwaukee County Youth Commission?

The Milwaukee County Youth Commission provides young people in Milwaukee County with a unique experience in community service, civic engagement, and policy and budget decision-making.

Youth commissioners receive $12.50 per hour for active participation in Youth Commission meetings and activities. In addition, commissioners receive technology support to participate in remote meetings as well as transportation and a meal for in-person meetings, which take place on weekdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Youth Commission has direct access to a group of five adult advisors, one of which is appointed by the Youth Commission.

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are age 14 to 18, enrolled in high school and live in Milwaukee County, you have a valuable perspective and we need you!

Apply Now

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Interviews will take place from Oct. 1 to 31, and selected candidates will be notified by Nov. 4.

Contact if you have questions about the application process.

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Coming Soon!

Milwaukee County is seeking a community-based partner experienced in working with young people on civic engagement activities to provide operational day-to-day support to the Youth Commission beginning Jan. 1, 2023. Check back for more information or check the Bids and RFPs page.

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