Mayor's Youth Commission

The Mayor's Youth Commission provides a youth leadership opportunity to Denver's youth, advises the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on special problems pertaining to youth (ages 12 to 18) living in the City and County of Denver recommends necessary procedures, programs, legislation or administrative action to promote and ensure equal rights and opportunity for the youth of the city and identifies yearly goals and develops action plans around the goals that positively impact Denver youth.

The application period for  2015-2016 Mayor's Youth Commission is now open! The Commission is seeking 7 (seven) Youth Commissioners and 1 (one) Adult City Agency Employee. 

To be eligible for consideration youth applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 14 and 18 by June 1, 2015
  • be residents of the City and County of Denver
  • be willing to serve a three (3) year term or until graduation from High School (for Youth Commissioners)
  • attend meetings twice a month plus participate in at least one organized service project during the school year
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

To be eligible for consideration, adult applicants for 2015-2016 must:

  • be employed by a Denver City agency (City and County of Denver, Denver Public Library, Denver Department of Safety, Denver Human Services, etc) 
  • be willing to serve a three (3) year term
  • attend meetings twice a month plus participate in at least one organized service project during the school year

Click here for more information about being a member of the Mayor's Youth Commission! 

To be considered for the interview process applicants must submit:

  1. Appropriate completed and signed application (see link below for both Youth and Adult Applications)
  2. Completed essay questions
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  • Click here for a Youth Application (Youth ages 14 to 18)
  • Click here for an Adult City-Agency Employee Application
  • Click here for the essay questions

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on January 30th, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Susan Wells


Click here to see the details of the Commission's accomplishments for last year.

Resource Guides are available to view or Download!

Resources Guides are now available online! You can view or download them by clicking on the links below:

Click here to download a copy of the Suicide Resource and Information booklet. 

Click here to download a copy of Mental Health Resources for youth. (Updated version effective 5/28/14) 


Staff Contact Information

Joey Pace

Youth Success Director

Susan Wells

Staff Lead - Mayor's Youth Commission

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What's Happening

The Mayor's Youth Commission is preparing to present #Helphelps - Suicide- What you can do about it at the Teen Team Summit on November 8, 2014.

Check back for news and events!