City’s Onein3 Council accepting applications

January 22, 2014
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The City’s ONEin3 Council, comprised of Boston residents aged 20 to 34, is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 term.

“It’s very important to us that the council is comprised of people from all neighborhoods in Boston and reflects the diverse make up of the city,” council manager Chloe Ryan told the Gazette.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of Boston and have a positive impact on your neighborhood,” Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette.

The council was created in 2004, when Boston surpassed Austin as the city with the highest percentage of young residents out of the top 25 most populous cities in the nation. The council exists to collect input from Boston’s young adults: 35 percent, just over one in three, of the city’s residents is under 35, a fact emphasized in the council’s name.

“We think about the ways the city can be improved for young citizens,” Ryan said.

According to Ryan, Council applicants are considered based on the neighborhoods they come from; different aspects of lifestyle like home ownership status, family make up and education; the industries they work in; and the parts of the world they come from.

Applications are available online at bit.ly/1in3app2014 through Jan. 24.