City Government

Hayward Youth Commission now Accepting Applications

March 17, 2017

Hayward youth are invited to have a say on City of Hayward budgetary decisions and its policies touching on all facets of city government including law enforcement, affordable housing, library and community services, and local responses to new state and federal laws and approaches to drug and immigration enforcement.

The invitation is to join the Hayward Youth Commission, which provides input and advice to the Mayor, City Council, and elected boards governing the Hayward Recreation and Park District and Hayward Unified School District.  Members of the commission also work on a number of youth-oriented projects and activities each year, including organizing conferences and seminars.

" The only way to ever be a part of the solution is to have a seat at the table. The Hayward Youth Commission is in fact that table. By applying to be a part of this body, you are able to not only let your voice be heard to those who decide our fates but also represent the hundreds of other students like you. " said Julian Johnson, Hayward High School.

To qualify, students must:

  • be between 13 and 20 years old at the time of appointment and
  • live in the City of Hayward or within the boundaries of the Hayward Unified School District
  • All applicants under 18 years of age must have parent/legal guardian consent to participate in this Commission by completing the Parent Agreement and Contact Information form.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 777 "B" Street, Hayward, or by calling 510.583.4400 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications may also be obtained by visiting the City’s website at: