The SPARK Boston Council is seeking new members for the September 2017 to September 2018 term! SPARK Boston is Mayor Walsh's leadership and engagement council for the 20 to 34 age bracket, currently the millennial generation. We're looking for Boston residents who love this city, are between the ages of 20 to 34 and believe in the power of civic engagement. We're also looking for Boston residents who want to use their voices and talents to affect policy and programs, create dynamic and informative programming, and improve the lives of Boston millennials. The Council serves as a focus group to city departments and programs, offering insights and advice on strengthening the bridge between millennials and local government.
Each month, Council members are required to attend one Council meeting every first Monday of the Month, attend one community meeting and report back, and attend one to two SPARK events. Council members will develop their own projects and programs to raise awareness about City programs, convene conversations about issues deeply affecting our city and generation, and engage Boston's 20 to 34 age demographic in civic life. If Council members lapse in their responsibilities, they may be replaced by another applicant.
Important Dates:Monday, June 12th: Applications OpenSunday, Jul 16th: Applications CloseSaturday, August 6th: First Round of Applicants NotifiedFriday, August 25th: Final Round of Applicants NotifiedSaturday, September 9th: First Council Meeting of the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council
If you believe in our city and want a voice in local government and the conversations affecting our lives, we hope you will apply to become part of the Council. Please read and respond to the following questions.
In addition to completing this form, you must submit an updated resume and an optional reference letter (fellow millennial, civic leader or former ONEin3 or SPARK Council member) by email to sparkboston@Boston.gov with your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME 2017 APPLICATION in the subject line.