Lacey Youth Summit and Resource Fair



Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus

4220 6th Ave SE, Ste 1

Lacey, WA 98503

Who Should Attend:

High School and early College-level Students

This FREE event is hosted by the Lacey Youth Council and the City of Lacey Human Resources Department.

Join the Lacey Youth Council for an afternoon of games, pizza, prizes, and more. Listen to keynote speaker Jill Busby and learn tips and tricks to communicate in difficult situations. Check out our breakout sessions with TwinStar Credit Union and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. Looking for a summer job? City staff will be there to provide information about job opportunities and help you set up your online profile to apply for jobs. Bring your resume and get help preparing it for your applications and even get headshots taken.

Check out our other vendors and get connected with resources for financial aid, state government job opportunities, financial literacy, and more. See a list of our vendors below.

Guests will have an opportunity to win prizes for participating in this free event. Enter a drawing for a door prize and be sure to get a BINGO card for a chance to win! Participants must be present to claim a prize.

Lacey Youth Councilmembers and Mayor Andy Ryder
11:00 A.M.
Keynote Speaker- Jill Busby
Communicating Through Difficult Situations
12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Shanna Paxton Photography
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
TwinStar Credit Union
Financial Literacy Breakout Session with Amanda Stevens
1:15 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
Mental Health Resources Breakout Session with Elizabeth Hawkins
2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Prize Drawings
Must be present to win
2:45 P.M.

Meet the 2023-2024 Lacey Youth Council

Mayor – Sarah Towne

“One thing I am passionate about is decreasing the divide between our community’s youth and government and increasing the understanding between them.”

Deputy Mayor-

Zury Ramirez-Plasencia

“I am passionate about mental health awareness, and the idea that anyone can improve their state of mind with a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle.”

Clerk – Eliana Allin

“One thing I would like to change is how we look at and make available legislature and education resources for diverse communities in Lacey, especially women and LGBTQ+ individuals.”

Representative to the Parks, Culture, & Recreation Board- Nathaniel Clay

“One thing that I would like to improve in our community is the way that people treat mental health, especially within our youth population.”

Representative to the Commission on Equity- Samuel Tatarian

“I am passionate about getting teens to feel part of the community and get involved.”

Representative to the

Library Board- Sophie Allard

“I’m passionate about exploring how youth can actively contribute to the betterment of Lacey City. “

Councilmember- Rory Line

“One thing that I would like to change in our community is how we look at and interact with our police officers.”

Councilmember – Anthony Santiago

Resource Fair

Summer Job Opportunities:

City of Lacey staff will be there to discuss job opportunities and programs right here in Lacey! Visit staff from the Lacey Police Department, Parks, Culture, and Recreation, Public Works, and more. Chek out our current job openings here!


Bring your resume! Human Resources staff can help you review and improve your resume. While you are there get set up with an online portal to apply for City and other government jobs! Visit our photographer from 12-2 pm to get a headshot taken for your online profiles.


Thurston County Public Health and Social Services

Sensory Tool House

Lacey Police Department

Lacey Fire District 3

Thurston County Sherrif

Evergreen State College


Washington Secretary of State

Washington Service Corps

South Puget Sound Community College

TwinStar Credit Union

Department of Labor & Industires

Office of Financial Management

Washington Student Achievement Council

Get to the Summit

South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus

4220 6th Ave SE, Ste 1

Lacey, WA 98503


Is this event open to the public?

Yes. All high school and early college students are welcome to join.

Do I need to register for this event?

No, this is a walk-in event.

Is this event free?

Yes. This event and all activities are free.

Is parking free?

Yes. Parking at SPSCC Lacey campus is free but limited.

Do I need to bring anything?

Only if you want. If you would like to get help with your resume, bring a copy with you.

Department Contact
Sadie Siglin

Management Analyst

TEL: 360-456-7788


City Manager

phone: 360-491-3214

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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