Edmonds City Council is seeking a Student Representative for 2022-2023

The Edmonds City Council has an opportunity for a local Edmonds student to learn about city government. The student representative position is now open; nominations are available on the board’s webpage and are due Monday, September 19 at 4 p.m.

“We’ve had a student representative role on city council since the 1980s, and it’s a proud tradition for our city,” said city council president Vivian Olson. “We all benefit from the insights and perspective that a student representative brings to the matters considered by the board.”

Student representatives attend three regular Tuesday council meetings each month and sit on the dais during meetings alongside council members. They cannot vote, but may be invited to participate in discussions or comment at the end of the meeting when the mayor and council members make comments.

Ideal candidates are students who are interested in local issues and want to learn more about public service, legal and governmental systems, and the democratic process. The appointment of the student representative is for a term of one academic year, beginning in September; summer meetings are optional. To be eligible, students must reside within the city limits of Edmonds, be under the age of 21 at the time of nomination, and be enrolled in a high school or college. The school does not need to be in the Edmonds School District.

Applications received before September 19 will be considered. candidates will be interviewed by the board on Tuesday, September 27 and nominated at the September 27 board meeting.

For more information about this student position, contact Beckie Peterson, the council’s legislative assistant, at [email protected]

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