City Government

Application period open for Hayward Youth Commission

March 20, 2024

Hayward Youth Commissioners posed for a group photo in front of a large building.

The City of Hayward is seeking students eager to represent the interests, needs and concerns of young people in Hayward and provide input to elected officials of the City of Hayward, the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, and Hayward Unified School District. 

If this sounds like something of interest to you, consider applying to join the Hayward Youth Commission. Youth Commissioner responsibilities include attending meetings, which are held at City Hall, Council Chambers, the second Monday of each month from September to June, except holidays, and working on special projects that address youth issues. 

To qualify, students must be between 13 and 20 years old and live in the City of Hayward or within the boundaries of the Hayward Unified School District. All applicants under 18 years of age must have parent/legal guardian consent to participate on this Commission by completing the Parent Agreement and Contact Information form.

Applications are available here on the City of Hayward’s website or by calling (510) 583-4400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, May 30. Applicants will be notified by e-mail when interview times are confirmed. Interviews are one day only and are scheduled for Friday, June 7.