Commission Mission, Membership, and Meetings

Mission Statement

The Ridgefield Youth Commission shall serve as an advocate for the youth of Ridgefield to ensure community development of youth services. The Commission shall promote public awareness and understanding of local youth issues and needs. The goal of the Commission shall be to foster positive youth development throughout the community to enrich the lives of the youth and their families in the town of Ridgefield.



The Youth Commission shall consist of 16 members, appointed by the Board of Selectman, serving two-year terms ending on July 1. Eight members shall be appointed each year. Minors/youth are permitted to be members of the Youth Commission; three to four of the 16 members are to be youth.


The Youth Commission is a public meeting, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Barn Teen Center (in the parking lot at Veterans Park). Meetings are not held in July or August, and other monthly meetings are subject to change. Check our website for schedule changes.

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