Columbus, OH Youth Commission

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Columbus, OH, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Established on 10/16/01

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The Columbus Youth Commission was officially established by Columbus City Council on October 16, 2001 as a part of the city code. It is a non-partisan volunteer organization made up of 21 diverse individuals ages 13-21, whose mission is to make Columbus the best city to live, learn and play.

The Mission
The mission is to bridge the gap between the youth of metropolitan Columbus and their city government by researching and articulating the concerns of Columbus youth to Mayor, City Council, and Community Leaders.

Functions and Duties

1. Development of a well-designed action plan which addresses youth issues and concerns
2. Coordinate efforts with youth-serving agencies and civic groups
3. Serve as a constituency-based body that represents youth issues and concerns to city government