2022-2023 SPARK Boston Council Applications Open
Mayor Michelle Wu today announced applications for the 2022-2023 SPARK Boston Council are now open and available online. Mayor Wu’s SPARK Boston Council is a volunteer leadership and civic engagement council made up of 20-35 year olds, charged with spearheading the City's efforts to engage Boston's young adult population. Applications are due Friday, May 13.
“SPARK Boston is critical to ensuring that the City connects with every resident and expands opportunities for young professionals to lead as we work to make Boston a city for everyone,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “I am thrilled that the applications for the 2022-2023 SPARK Boston are open and encourage every young adult interested in serving Boston to apply.”
Under the direction of the SPARK Boston Director, the 2022-2023 Council will create programming and advise Boston's leaders to help the city grow as an inviting, connected, culturally rich, and sustainable home for young adults. Throughout the SPARK Boston Council term, participants hear from key members of the Mayor's staff, leaders within City Hall, and community organizations about topics like climate resilience, education, housing, and civic innovation.
“I’m excited to launch our first recruitment cycle with Mayor Wu and reconnect with Boston’s young people in their neighborhoods after two years of predominantly virtual events,” said SPARK Boston Director Audrey Seraphin. “SPARK Boston has the power to create meaningful connections, opportunities, and policies, so I encourage anyone looking to get to know our City better to apply.”
Those looking to join the SPARK Boston Council can learn more about the program and application process by attending one of two Virtual Open Houses on either Tuesday, April 5 or Monday, May 9 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Those interested in attending can register at bit.ly/SPARKOpenHouse. Applicants can also reach out with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021-2022 SPARK Council had the unique opportunity to serve under three mayors, and execute both virtual and in-person events, including Run Out the Vote, the Rooted in Boston series, the Allston-Brighton Renters’ Garden Contest, and the inaugural Begin in Boston program. The SPARK Council meets monthly, currently in a hybrid format, and must attend at least one external community meeting a month. Applicants must reside in Boston, and be willing to commit 15 hours monthly to the SPARK Boston program. SPARK Boston and its previous iteration ONEin3 have now been serving young adults and the City of Boston for almost 18 years.
“It's been almost a year since I joined SPARK council, and I continue to be inspired and humbled by my fellow SPARK council members every time we meet,” said Caiti Zeytoonian, 2021-2022 SPARK Boston council member from South Boston. “Their commitment to making our city the best it can be gives me hope for Boston's future.”
ABOUT SPARK BOSTON
Boston is home to a large and diverse 20-35 year old population. SPARK Boston (formerly ONEin3) is a City of Boston initiative that aims to empower Generation Z and millennial generation to play a greater role in planning for the future of our city. For more information and the full SPARK Boston recruitment schedule, please visit the Spark Boston website
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