Mayor Walsh's ONEin3 Council Now Accepting Applications
January 4, 2016
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that applications are now available for those interested in obtaining a position on the 2016 ONEin3 Council, an appointed body of thirty young adults charged with leading efforts to engage Boston's 20-34 year old population. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, January 31st.
"Boston is known for having the best and brightest talent, and I look forward to seeing the great work to come from this year's ONEin3 Council," said Mayor Walsh. "The work that ONEin3 does to engage our young adult population in the issues that impact them the most is a critically important part of our efforts to move the City forward for everyone."
The ONEin3 Council serves as the leadership for ONEin3, a civic engagement initiative that aims to empower and support Boston's millennial population through active citizenship. The Council will spend this year overseeing volunteers and managing projects that will increase young adult participation in city government and civic affairs. The Council will provide strong leadership in order to build a community of active, involved young adults from all over the city, working together to make Boston an inviting, connected, culturally rich and sustainable place for young people to live.
The 2016 ONEin3 Council will reflect the diversity of Boston's young adult population and will be representative of their wide variety of interests and experiences. Last year's Council was comprised of 31 Boston residents, including 16 women and 15 men who live in 17 neighborhoods across Boston, and work in 22 different industries. In order to be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 20-34 and live in Boston.
The 2016 ONEin3 Council will be installed in March, after which point any young adult wishing to be involved with ONEin3 will be welcome to attend open meetings and volunteer time, energy and talent to further ONEin3's mission of empowering and supporting Boston's millennial population.
With more than one-third of our population between the ages of 20-34, Boston is home to the highest proportion of young adults out of any major city in America. Recognizing the importance of engaging this demographic, the Mayor launched ONEin3 to serve as the connection between the City of Boston and its millennial population. Through its various programs and events,the Mayor's ONEin3 initiative builds relationships, increases civic engagement and promotes active citizenship to empower and support Boston's young adults.