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Become a Commissioner

Bringing a Voice to Our Issues, Our Solutions.

The Mayor's Youth Commission provides youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advise the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on issues impacting youth living in the City and County of Denver. Youth commissioners work together with adult commissioners to make recommendations in the areas of:

  • Developing procedures and processes
  • Accessing and participating in citywide programs
  • Ensuring equal rights and opportunities through legislation or administrative action
  • Establishing goals and action plans

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Youth Commissioner Applications

Mayor's Youth Commission applications will be open year-round and interviews will be held in late April of each year.

Selected commissioners can serve up to a three-year term limit.

Meetings are scheduled during the eveningthe 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, during the school year.

  • Youth must be a Denver resident or attending Denver Public Schools (high school) in 2019 - 2020.
  • Adults must be employed with a youth-serving organization or the City and County of Denver.

Staff Contact

Mikhail Vafeades
Operations Coordinator
(720) 913-0904

Joey Pace
Youth Success Director
(720) 913-0918



201 W. Colfax Ave.
Department 1101
Denver, CO 80202

Monday - Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.


Office of Children's Affairs

Phone: 720-913-0900

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