Youth in Government Day

 2018 Youth in Government Day - May 23rd

This year's event brought together over 100 high school students from across Oakland County to learn about local government, interact with judges and elected officials, engage in mock debates and see an exciting demonstration by an experienced K-9 unit from the Sheriff's Office. Eligible students also had the opportunity to register to vote.

Thank you to all who participated - please check out our event recap blog and stay tuned for updated photos and more!

For more information, please call Senior Community Liaison Kate Layton at 248-452-9471 or email

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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.