Youth Sought for Committee, Commission Openings

The Yakima City Council is seeking City residents between the ages of 16 and 22 to volunteer as members of the Community Integration Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission. Each has one youth position available. 

The youth position available on the Community Integration Committee, is for a two-year term. Applicants must live within Yakima city limits and be between the ages of 16-22 at the time of appointment. Appointments shall be made to ensure that varied community perspectives are represented and, to the extent possible, reflect the current demographics of the City, including consideration of historically underrepresented communities.  The purpose and intent of the Community Integration Committee is to advise the Yakima City Council on ways to improve community engagement; diversify the city government and workforce; provide additional review of policies, ordinances and resolutions if requested; and give a voice to all Yakima residents.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Commission must live within Yakima city limits. Youth members must be between 16-22 years of age at the time of appointment in order to be eligible to serve a two-year term.

Additional information on the duties and responsibilities of each committee can be found at Anyone interested in applying for openings can download an application from the City of Yakima website –

Contact City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee by phone, 575-6037, or e-mail,, for more information about current or future openings on City of Yakima boards, committees, or commissions,

It is the responsibility of the City Council to appoint people to serve on the governing bodies of those organizations.