August 22, 2012
For Additional Information:
Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office
(208) 489-0531



Meridian, ID – (August 22, 2012) – The City of Meridian is seeking youth who are interested in serving on a variety of City Commissions and want to make an impact in the community. Selected applicants will be appointed to one year terms and will attend the regularly scheduled meetings of their assigned commission and other meetings or activities as appropriate.


To be considered for appointment applicants must reside in the City of Meridian or its area of impact and be in 9th through 12th grade throughout their appointment.  Applicants will also give monthly reports to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) to provide informational updates and receive feedback from the members of the MYAC.


 “We have had great success in involving local teens with our City boards and commissions,” said Mayor Tammy de Weerd. “By having youth that are willing to express their ideas and committed to working alongside adults and with others, we can bring the unique youth perspective that helps us innovative and solution oriented to issues important to our community.”


Applications are currently being accepted for the following Commissions: Meridian Arts, Parks and Recreation, Historical Preservation, and Solid Waste Advisory.  In addition, appointments will be made to the Transportation Task Force and the Mayor’s Anti-Drug Coalition.


Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a completed application to Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd by September 14, 2012. Applications can be found online at or in the Mayor’s Office at Meridian City Hall.  All letters and applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to Meridian City Hall, 33 East Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing cities whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community that has garnered national recognition being selected in 2012 to Money/CNN’s list of “Top 100 Places to Live in the U.S” and in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one the nation’s  “Ten Best Towns for Families.” For more information about Meridian, visit