Youth Commission


Graphic-Youth Commission Logo    


Meets the first Wednesday
of every Month (September-May)

4:45 to 6:00 PM

in the Cafeteria
on the lower level of the

Government Center
151 SE 4th Street
Rochester, MN 55904

What is Youth Commission?

The Youth Commission represents a cross section of youth and adults who work with local government, businesses, and non-profit organizations to give young people in Olmsted County a voice.

The Youth Commission has been a successful partnership between Olmsted County and the City of Rochester for over 20 years. Our presence sends a clear message that youth in our community are valued.

Meeting Schedule

For updated meeting times, click here.

Contact Information

For more information, or an application, contact Mary Gorfine at 507 328-6005, or by email at

Goals of Youth Commission

Generate civic engagement, leadership and service opportunities.

Increase awareness of important issues affecting young people.

Recognize youth
achievements and contributions.

Tix 4 Kids
Provides out of school enrichment opportunities for children, families and youth by putting unused tickets for cultural, recreational, and career exploration events into the hands of young people without access.



Over 30,000 Olmsted County young people have been involved in Youth Commission sponsored activities since 2005.