Are you, or someone you know, active within the community and interested in learning more about how local government works? Region Nine Development Commission is seeking to fill open Youth Commissioner seats on its Commission. This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain skills that can be applied to future careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.

The Youth Commissioner seat is a two year appointment and candidates must be currently enrolled as a student to serve. Eligible candidates will either live or attend school in Region Nine’s nine county service area. The candidate must be able to actively share ideas, opinions and topics freely with a large group and have transportation to and from meetings.

Interested students should submit, by either mail or email, a one page essay to Region Nine stating their interests, brief background, and what they hope to contribute and learn from the Youth Commissioner position. Essays need to be submitted to: Region Nine Development Commission, 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 310, Mankato, MN 56002 or by email, at