Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council serves as a liaison between the City of Pittsburgh youth, and the Youth Commission on issues affecting youth. The Council encourages the positive growth and development of young people by involving them in social, cultural, recreational and other drug and alcohol-free activities. Upon request of the Mayor or City Council, the Youth Council shall provide advice and assistance on matters concerning the needs of youth from the perspective of young people.
The Youth Commission consists of 15 members who are experts in fields relating to the needs, activities and interests of children and families. It will define the priorities necessary to address the needs of Pittsburgh's children, youth and families, and to identify or create programmatic and policy opportunities to address those needs. It will also inform elected and appointed officials representing these groups how to help them achieve their fullest potential mentally, physically and spiritually, and to meaningfully connect to the City of Pittsburgh.
The Propel Pittsburgh Commission is dedicated to meeting the concerns and needs of the City of Pittsburgh's young adults and young professionals. Composed entirely of members aged 20-34, the objective of the Commission is to encourage greater participation in government, to identify or create programmatic or policy opportunities in issues affecting young adults and young professionals in Pittsburgh, and to inform various elected and appointed officials representing young people about issues specific to them. The Propel Pittsburgh Commission will help to give the young adults and young professionals of Pittsburgh a major role in moving the City of Pittsburgh forward.