Youth Council

The purpose of the Youth Council is to provide a forum specifically for the discussion of youth issues and to expose youth to the nature and scope of city government. Duties of all Youth Council members include proposing, developing and recommending programs intended to provide recreational opportunities, skills development, independence and self-acknowledgement and to promote acceptance of youth in all aspects of community through cooperation with and assisting community agencies and city departments in order to foster mutual understanding and respect for youth. Youth Council members also recommend to the City Council changes in procedure, policies and legislation for the purposes of improving youth involvement in the community. 

Membership: 
 The Youth Council consist of eleven members, seven are appointed by the City Council from a pool of resident applicants and four are appointed by one of the four local high schools (which may not be residents of the City).  Members are between the ages of 14-19.   Members of the Youth Council shall not serve on one of the City’s other seven (7) Commissions/Committees simultaneously (with the exception of the Joint Use Committee).  Other than City Council members, persons elected to any office may serve as a City Commissioner except as provided by Government Code section 1099 and/or any other applicable law.

Compensation:  Youth Council Members do not receive any compensation.



Meetings

The Youth Council meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 3:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Youth Council Agendas                                                                 Youth Council Minutes

Contact 

 Youth Council staff liaison, Christina Nguyen at (818) 790-8880; cnguyen@lcf.ca.gov                      

Members
Chair
Kelly Steele


Vice Chair 
Lauren Risha

Members
Bryan Guan
Francesca Song
Gabriel Drill
Georgia Cervenka  
Helen Rossi
Jessica Jewell
Joseph Arboles
Megan Andrews
Patrick Witteman 

Youth Council Advisor 

Mayor Pro Tem Michael T. Davitt