Healthy Youth and Schools Commission

Washington, DC, DC
Deputy Mayor for Education

Total public members:             12           

Method of Appointment:          Appointed by Mayor


Length of Appointment:           3 years (Students serve 1-year terms)

Residency:                               Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                              No


Accurately maintain a uniform, interactive computerized voter registration list which shall serve as the official voter registration list for all elections in the District, and shall contain the name, registration information, and a unique identifier assigned for every registered voter in the District.

The Healthy Youth and Schools Commission shall advise the Mayor and the Council on health, wellness, and nutritional issues concerning youth and schools in the District, including: (1) School meals; (2) Farm-to-school programs; (3) Physical activity and physical education; (4) Health education; (5) Environmental programs; (6) School gardens; (7) Sexual health programming; (8) Chronic disease prevention; (9) Emotional, social, and mental health services; (10) Substance abuse; and (11) Violence prevention.

The Commission shall be composed of 13 members who are:

  • Experts in health, wellness, or nutrition
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Students.

The Mayor shall appoint 10 members, no more than 5 of whom shall represent District agencies. The Chairman of the Council shall appoint one member. The chair of the Council committee with oversight of education shall appoint one member. The Chair of the Public Charter School Board shall appoint one member.



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