Youth members of Dakota County Advisory Committees get to advise the county board on issues that matter to Dakota County residents. They also get the opportunity to connect with county commissioners and high-level staff and learn more about what a county does.
Dakota County accepts applications for appointment to youth-specific seats on its Advisory Committees. There are two seats on each of the following committees: Public Art Advisory Committee, Library Advisory Committee and Extension Committee.
Complete an application form.
To be eligible for appointment on a committee, youth applicants must:
- Live in Dakota County during their term.
- Be a sophomore, junior or senior in high school (or home school equivalent).
Terms run from January–December (sometimes someone is appointed mid-year if there is a vacancy).
Youth members commit to one-year terms, with an option for a one-year extension (two years maximum).
Youth members receive $35 per meeting to reimburse them for their time — same as adult committee members.