Youth in Government Day

The Board of Commissioners hosts Youth in Government Day every year at the Oakland County Service Center in Pontiac, Michigan. Youth in Government Day brings together high school students from across the county for this exciting program, which includes the opportunity for attendees to learn about local government, interact with Oakland County elected officials and judges and watch an exciting demonstration by an Oakland County Sheriff K-9 unit. Eligible students will also have the opportunity to register to vote.

To learn more about last year's event, check out our recap blog!

Check back later this year for information about Youth in Government Day 2020.

For more information, please contact Senior Community Liaison Kate Layton by phone at 248-452-9471 or by email to

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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 current County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and 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.