The Chase Youth Commission is a group of high school teens appointed by the Mayor, City Council and Board of County Commissioners to empower youth as leaders who bring about positive change in our community.  Youth Commissioners are paired with a City Council or County Commission member during the school year, host events like the Youth Issues Candidates Forum and Chase Youth Awards, and pursue their own agenda of initiatives.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Spokane City Hall, and host events as listed above.  Time commitment averages 3-4 hours per month and events average approximately 2-3 hours each.

Chase Youth Commissioner terms are September through June with a planning retreat in mid to late August.  Applications for the 2024 – 2025 CYC Board term will be accepted April 1 – June 30, 2023.  Click here to download an application, and here for the reference form, or call Susan Nelson, Chase Youth Foundation Executive Director at (509) 999-9325 if you would like to be part of this remarkable team.

We, as the representatives of Spokane’s youth, have so much to contribute and I love being able to say I am a part of that.

– Madison

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The Chase Youth Commission demonstrated that I do have a voice in government and that my perspective is important to local officials.

– Matt


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I have grown from my experiences and friendships gained by being a leader in my role on the Chase Youth Commission.


The CYC strengthened my connection to the Spokane community and provided a way through which I could support the interests of youth.


The CYC was hands-down the most pivotal experience of my high school career.