The Greenville Youth Commission is an official commission established by City Council to increase youth input and involvement in Greenville. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise City Council, the City Manager and other city staff, to ensure an ongoing and official place in the city’s comprehensive planning, to increase communication between the city’s adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part of government decision making.
The duties of the Youth Commission are relative to the issues important to City Council, the City Manager, other city departments, and to the youth of Greenville. During its first 2 years, the Youth Commission will create a youth component to the city’s comprehensive plan. Each subsequent year, the Youth Commission, in consultation with City Council, the City Manager, staff, youth and other community leaders, will develop and engage in strategies designed to address the youth component’s core outcomes.
Members & Qualifications
The Youth Commission will consist of 16-24 members enrolled in or entering grades 9-12. Commissioners must live within the city limits. Additionally, no more than 4 college students under the age of 20 attending a college in the greater Greenville area may serve. Terms of office are yearly with eligibility to continue until the age limit is reached.