Youth in Government Day

Every year, the Board of Commissioners hosts high school students from across the Oakland County for Youth in Government Day. This exciting program will encourage students to learn about, engage with and participate in their local government – and maybe even consider a future career at Oakland County! Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Oakland County elected officials and judges, and watch an exciting demonstration by an Oakland County Sheriff K-9 unit. Eligible students also have the opportunity to register to vote.

Youth in Government Day will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located in the County Courthouse at 1200 North Telegraph Road (Building 12E) in Pontiac. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schools may bring up to ten (10) students and up to two (2) chaperones. Contact Haley Hansen at (248) 858-1092 or for more information or to register. 

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 Event History

The first Youth in Government Day was organized in the 1970s under the first County Executive, Daniel T. Murphy, with the goal of developing young adults into future leaders. For over 15 consecutive years, Youth in Government Day has been organized by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, with the enthusiastic support of other County elected officials. The program continues to focus on connecting young people with local government, encouraging them to engage and explore the ways their participation can positively impact their lives and communities.