Youth in Government Day

 2019 Youth in Government Day - February 6th

The Board of Commissioners' annual Youth in Government Day will be held on February 6, 2019 in Pontiac, Michigan. Youth in Government Day will bring together high school students from across Oakland County to learn about local government, interact with judges and elected officials 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!

High schools interested in attending must register by returning a reservation form to Community Liaison Haley Hansen via email to no later than Friday, December 14, 2018. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and each school may bring up to ten (10) students. We will notify you by email once your registration has been confirmed, at which time we will also send the required student waivers.

2019 Youth in Government Day Reservation Form

For more information, please contact Community Liaison Haley Hansen by phone at 248-858-1092 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.