CH Youth Advisory Commission seeks new student members

Cleveland Heights City Council is accepting applications from Cleveland Heights students for its Youth Advisory Commission. Applicants should be in grades 9, 10 or 11, and 9th-graders in particular are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.

Council members will make the selection and read the names of the appointed students into record during the Oct. 7 city council meeting. The first meeting of the commission for the upcoming 2013–14 school year will take place in October.

Council appointed the original student members to the commission in March. According to Noreen Fox, public relations coordinator for the City of Cleveland Heights, "Due to graduation and other commitments, there are some openings. The term is for one school year. Those who served last year will be contacted by staff and asked if they want to be appointed for another term."

The commission consists of 15 Cleveland Heights high school students, drawn from Heights High as well as private and parochial schools and homeschoolers.

A Cleveland Heights police officer, a member of the City's Recreation Advisory Board and a Heights High teacher also sit on the board as nonvoting members.

As part of the application, candidates are asked to submit a 250-word essay telling council why, as a young person, they would like to be involved as a member of the Cleveland Heights Youth Advisory Commission.

A copy of the application can be found on the city's website,

The completed application should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 to: 

Cleveland Heights City Hall
c/o Judy Hayes
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

It can also be faxed to 216-291-5803 or e-mailed to

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 11:44 AM, 08.21.2013