Congressman Smith is excited to announce WA-09’s inaugural Youth Advisory Council. The Youth Advisory Council will give community-minded and civically engaged students an opportunity to delve into and discuss the issues most important to them and to our community with the congressman and his staff. Participants will meet monthly from September through November 2023 and January through May 2024. Over the course of the 2023-24 school year, students serving on the Youth Advisory Council will learn about legislation coming before the U.S. House of Representatives and share their insight with Rep. Smith.

On the Youth Advisory Council, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with Congressman Smith and his staff
  • Learn about the processes and operations of a congressional office
  • Research and discuss policies and issues with other students on the council
  • Draft memos containing legislative recommendations for Congressman Smith

All current high school and college students living in Washington’s Ninth District are eligible to serve on the Youth Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through June 16, 2023.

Interested students may apply here.

If you have any questions about the Youth Advisory Council, please contact Max Okamoto at or (425) 793-5180.