City of Tigard

Youth City Councilor

The Tigard City Council wants to increase youth engagement in our city and we’d like your help! 
The City Council created a Youth City Councilor position that gives one Tigard student entering their Junior or Senior year of high school in the fall a chance to represent the student viewpoint on issues that affect youth throughout the city. The successful Youth City Councilor would serve a one-year term starting July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year. That person does everything an elected Councilor does except cast a binding vote on the issues. 

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community or gain experience for your future, why not consider representing Tigard youth in a leadership role?

  • Learn more about the program here: Program Overview  |  Resolution 19-13
  • Your application (including the answers to the two essay questions) are due by Friday, May 31, 2019.  
Youth City Councilor Application
Your Name:

Mailing Address:
Do you live within Tigard City Limits?  Yes  No   |   How long? 
Primary Phone:
Previous Community Activity:

Other Relevant Information:
How did you hear about us?

If you’re selected, you’ll be expected to attend Tigard City Council meetings on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday night of each month. Considering your clubs or activities, can you commit to attending?
Yes     No

How would you plan to represent all Tigard youth if you’re selected for this position?

Pick one thing the City of Tigard is responsible for that you would like to change.
a. What is it? b. Why would you change it? c. How would you recommend changing it?


Jason B. Snider, Mayor
City of Tigard
Youth City Councilor Position
Now seeking applications

As announced at the April 10 Tigard State of the City presentation, the Tigard City Council has created a Youth City Councilor position and is seeking applications from eligible students.

The aim of the program is to advise the City Council on community issues from a youth perspective, increase student participation in local government and provide input on issues of importance to Tigard youth.

To be considered, a student must be a resident of Tigard at the end of their sophomore or junior year of high school and attend a public or private school (Tigard High School, Westview High, Muslim Educational Trust, Jesuit, St. Mary’s of the Valley, etc.) where they have and maintain, passing grades in their classes.

The youth city councilor is invited to participate in all City Council activities outside of regularly scheduled council meetings (National Night Out, Meet & Greets, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, etc.) as long as the activity does not interfere with school commitments.

The successful youth city councilor will sit with the City Council at meetings and comply with council rules of procedure and conduct themselves in a professional manner. The youth city councilor attends regular meetings of the City Council (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Tigard City Hall) but will not attend executive sessions or be given confidential information for executive sessions.

Mayor Snider said, “While I may suggest some apply, we will have a competitive interview and selection process.”  A completed application and answers to two essay questions should be submitted by May 31, 2019 for consideration.