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Building the Pipeline of Leadership in Walnut Creek

The purpose of the Youth Leadership Commission is to engage the future leaders of Walnut Creek by encouraging youth to take an active leadership role in the community. Commissioners will interact with and learn about Walnut Creek local government, complete a policy/service project and provide a youth perspective on issues within the community to the City Council.

Who can participate?

 High school students (incoming 9th graders to 12th graders) who live in Walnut Creek.

What's the commitment?

Commissioners may serve for two years.

When does the Commission meet?

The Commission will meetings 2x per month September through June. During the fall, the Commission will be focused on learning about the Walnut Creek community and government. In the spring, the Commission will work together to develop and complete a project of their choosing that benefits the community.

How do I apply?

Students who are interested must complete an application and be interviewed by City staff. The City is currently accepting application through September 1, 2017. Fill out the application here.


Contact Staff liaison, Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager,