SANTA BARBARA The city of Santa Barbara is accepting applications for the Santa Barbara Youth Council, the only city advisory board comprised of local teens.
Appointed by the mayor and city council, the youth council offers teens a chance to work with city officials and policy makers, learn how to identify and represent needs of local youth and teens and establish and build relationships with other leaders and agencies, according to a news release.
A total of 15 members between 13 and 19 make up the council.
The group is also accepting applications from junior high school students who can be appointed as non-voting members.
The group meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month and subcommittee and project planning meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of teach month.
Members contribute up to 20 hours per month of community service for meetings and activities, officials said.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. April 23.
For more information or to apply, visit the city’s website, click on the “Boards & Commissions” tab and view on the “applications and vacancies” option on the left hand column.