Brighton Youth Commission

What is the BYC?

The Brighton Youth Commission is a great way for youth and adults to get involved with the municipal government of Brighton. This organization can help youth to develop leadership skills, and also allows individuals to make a difference in their community. Twenty-two youth are given a voice in local government, allowing them to create projects and work on ideas affecting teens.

Adults are also encouraged to participate in The Brighton Youth Commission. Six adult members, including 4 at large community members, one Brighton City Council representative and one School District 27J representative work alongside youth in order to make positive change in our community.  Youth-adult partnerships play a large role in the success of the commission.

What do we do

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is a body of youth and 6 adults that are appointed by the city council to study and investigate matters impacting youth in the City of Brighton. The BYC plans and implements projects addressing these matters.

Our Mission

The Brighton Youth Commission is committed to advocating for youth by providing them the opportunity to learn, lead, and serve through community outreach, service projects, and establishing youth adult partnerships.

Our Motto

Powerful New Voices on a Journey for a Change. 

Youth on City Boards

Youth on City Board members serve as liaisons between the different City boards and commissions and the Brighton Youth Commission to encourage and build youth adult partnerships. In addition to being Youth on City Board members, they are also members of the Brighton Youth Commission. 

Youth on City Board positions (two positions for each board or commission):

  • Planning Commission
  • Legacy Foundation
  • Parks and Recreation Board
  • Historic Preservation
  • Cultural Arts Commission (BCAC)
  • Public Art Committee (BPAC)


Current BYC Members:

For current members only- please submit your community service hours log using this link