Youth Commission

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

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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-ChairJade Rousseau
Noah Leaf - Co-ChairJames Stauder
Amelia Durbin- Co-Vice ChairJasper Tuck - Non-Voting Member
Haliyah Friedman-Kassis - Co-Vice ChairJeremy Baker-Paquette
Maisie Tuck - City Council LiaisonKai Anderson Flynoey
Julia Krivoy-Einhorn - SecretaryMaddie Nakashian
Maayan Seltzer - Co-Social Media Manager Myles Willers
Max Hartley - Co-Social Media ManagerNaia Klose
Amalya MendelowiczOwen Dagget - Non-Voting Member
Arianna Silva - Non-Voting MemberRosie Mahoney - Non-Voting Member
Ellie KimballUrsula von Goeler - Non-Voting Member
Gabby HindsZara Usman
Hazel Wilmeth - Non-Voting MemberZoey Lewis-Kulin
Henry Daggett