About the Commission
The Northampton Youth Commission is the official city body dedicated to representing young people. The Youth Commission is comprised of young people ages 13-18 and works to better Northampton with youth voices and futures in mind. The Youth Commission is a place where politically minded young people can organize collectively to make change. We work directly with elected leaders along with local community organizations to draft legislation and lobby for policies that benefit young people.
The Youth Commission was formed years ago when young people in Northampton mobilized to lobby the City Council to change a law they disagreed with. The law prohibited individuals from biking on sidewalks. A group of young people gave public comment at the City Council meeting, articulately advocating their position. Not only did the City Council reverse the law, but they realized the importance of youth input in municipal matters. Thus, the Northampton Youth Commission was founded.
Agendas & Minutes
The Youth Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Hearing Room at City Hall. Meetings are open to all.
|2023-2024 Youth Commission Members|
|Lila Nields-Duffy - Co-Chair||Jade Rousseau|
|Noah Leaf - Co-Chair||James Stauder|
|Amelia Durbin- Co-Vice Chair||Jasper Tuck - Non-Voting Member|
|Haliyah Friedman-Kassis - Co-Vice Chair||Jeremy Baker-Paquette|
|Maisie Tuck - City Council Liaison||Kai Anderson Flynoey|
|Julia Krivoy-Einhorn - Secretary||Maddie Nakashian|
|Maayan Seltzer - Co-Social Media Manager||Myles Willers|
|Max Hartley - Co-Social Media Manager||Naia Klose|
|Amalya Mendelowicz||Owen Dagget - Non-Voting Member|
|Arianna Silva - Non-Voting Member||Rosie Mahoney - Non-Voting Member|
|Ellie Kimball||Ursula von Goeler - Non-Voting Member|
|Gabby Hinds||Zara Usman|
|Hazel Wilmeth - Non-Voting Member||Zoey Lewis-Kulin|