Government & Civil Services

How do I apply to be a Baltimore City Youth Commissioner?

Baltimore City Youth Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Members of the Youth Commission represent the 14 council districts. To become a Youth Commissioner, you'll need to contact the Mayor's Office by emailing Sabrina Sutton. [email protected].

City agency
Youth Commission
What voting district do I live in?

Baltimore city has 14 city council districts.

City agency
City Council
What does the Baltimore City Youth Commission do?

The Youth Commissioners work together to accomplish these tasks:

  • Developing and maintaining a three-year action plan outlining areas for study by the commission
  • Reviewing issues relating to programs and services for children and youth
  • Identifying and recommending priorities among programs and services for children and youth
  • Creating a forum for discussions with children, youth, and their families
  • Advocating for services and programs for children and youth
  • Making recommendations for programs, policies, and any necessary legislation to promote the health and well-being of children, youth, and their families
  • Work with both the public and private sector to bring forth the concerns of children and youth, as well as, evaluate programming that will enhance the development of children and youth
  • Develop a communication network to disseminate information about services to children and youth
  • Submit an annual report to the Mayor and the City Council
City agency
Youth Commission
Do you have to be a Baltimore City resident to apply for the Youth Commission?

Members of the Youth Commission represent the 14 council districts. Each voting member MUST be a resident of Baltimore City. The Youth Commission will also be comprised of an additional 14 non-voting members. These non-voting members will be deputy commissioners. 

City agency
Youth Commission
Where can I find the City Council hearing schedule?
Meetings of the Baltimore City Council are held at 5:00 pm in the Clarence "Du" Burns Council Chamber, City Hall - 4th Floor, 100 North Holliday Street. This schedule is subject to change as the City Council deems necessary. City Council meetings are televised on cable channel 25. They are telecast live at 5:00 pm on meeting dates and replayed at 12:00 noon on the following Tuesday. Wednesday night committee hearings are telecast live at 5:00 pm and replayed at 12:00 noon on the following Thursday.
City agency
City Council
Where can I find Baltimore City legislation and/ or bills?

Baltimore City's legislation and bills can be searched on the Baltimore City Council website.

City agency
City Council
How to I request ceremonial letters / proclamations from the City Council?

The Baltimore City Council accepts requests for Ceremonial Resolutions. Requests (except condolences) must be received no later than 10 days before the certificate is needed. Only typed requests will be accepted. The City Council does not issue proclamations or dedicate holidays. Please contact the Baltimore City Mayor’s office for such requests.

City agency
City Council
How do I file a financial disclosure with the Ethics Board?

The City's Ethics Law requires City officials, certain employees and those appointed to boards and commissions to file annual financial disclosure statements. These disclosures available to the public. Financial disclosures can be filled out and submitted on line through a secure web portal.

City agency
Ethics Board
How do I register as a lobbyist with the City?

The City's Ethics Law requires legislative- and executive-branch lobbyists to file registration statements and periodic activity reports and areopen to public inspection.

City agency
Ethics Board
Culture & Recreation

The City's Ethics Law requires legislative- and executive-branch lobbyists to file registration statements. A list of registered lobbyists is available at the Department of Legislative Reference in City Hall on the sixth floor.

City agency
Ethics Board
How do I get a fire fighter or fire truck to visit my school?

The Baltimore City Fire Department encourages teachers and schools to invite BCFD to talk about fire safety, smoke alarms, fire prevention and even teach hands-only CPR. To have a BCFD firefighter or apparatus visit your school, please contact BCFD Community Outreach by emailing Capt. Deirdre Weems ([email protected]).

The Office of the Fire Marshal presents lifesaving information which also includes Fire Safety. Presentations include, but are not limited to, Pre-fire Planning, Fire Drills, Safe exits way out (TWO), Meeting Places, (Once Out-Stay Out), Working Smoke Detectors (one on every floor including the basement), keeping matches & lighters out of the reach of minors, Heating equipment safety (space heaters, Kerosene, portable etc.) and other issues that may arise.

City agency
Fire Department

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