Youth in Government Day

Every year, the Board of Commissioners hosts high school students from across Oakland County for Youth in Government Day. This exciting program encourages students to learn about, engage with and participate in their local government – and maybe even consider a future career at Oakland County! Attendees have the opportunity to interact with Oakland County elected officials and judges and learn more about their role in the democratic process. 

On February 3, 2021, more than 70 students attended the BOC's first-ever virtual Youth in Government Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was reformatted to connect students with county leadership while remaining physically distant. Read more about the day here.  

For more information, contact Sarah Moreau at (248) 858-0255 or

 Event Photo Gallery

 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.