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Youth in Government

Are you civic-minded and interested in government? The City of Lake Forest invites high school juniors and seniors to serve on a city board or commission.


May 2018–April 2019 opportunities


Library Board

Determines operating policies at the Library.

Meets at the Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.


Parks and Recreation Board

Serves as an advisory body on development and operation of recreational programs, the Rec Center, Deerpath Golf Course, the Beach, and other parks.

Meets at the Municipal Services Building, 800 N Field Dr, on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.


How to apply

Complete the following application materials:

  • Youth Volunteer Profile Sheet
  • One-page essay explaining why you would like to serve and what benefits you and the City will derive from the experience
  • Two letters of reference

Turn in your application materials to City Hall, 220 E Deerpath Rd, by March 9, 2018.