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CYC Resolution

On October 21, 2003, the Long Beach City Council adopted a resolution forming the City's first Commission on Youth and Children. The Commission is a youth-adult board consisting of ten adults and nine youth. The adult commissioners include one Long Beach Unified School Board member, one parent of a child or children under the age of 21, and eight youth service experts. Each youth member has been selected by the City Council member of the district in which he/she resides, and appointed by the Mayor. Youth commissioners must be under the age of 19 at the time of appointment.

Commission Meeting Schedule:

Please be advised that all of the meetings will take place at the El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, 90815, and will start at 6:00 p.m.

2017 CYC Meetings

  •  January 25 
  •  March 22 
  •  May 24 
  •  July 26 
  •  September 27 
  •  November 15  (3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving Holiday) 

Commission Members:

Peter Bohn, 3rd District Youth, Co-Chair
Vivian Malauulu, Job Training,Co-Chair
Jeremiah Jones, 8th District,Vice-Chair
Dr. Charles D. Smith, Juvenile Justice,Vice-Chair

Jacob Alpern, 4th, District Youth
Dr. Gregory Canillas, Social Services
Judith Carey-Fisher, Early Childhood Development
Megan Kerr, LBUSD Board Member
Ameerah-Alisandé Massey, Out Of School Time
Emma Parsons, 5th District Youth
Nina Richardson, Education
Roman Rhoads,7th District Youth
Jonathan Schnack, Parent

Function:

Advises Mayor and City Council on issues relating to the City's provision of services to youth and children; Annually reviews the City's legislative agenda and Education and Youth Strategic Plan.

Membership: (Appointed by Mayor)

  • Eight (8) adults having high level professional experience and/or background service delivery or policy development related to youth and children.
  • One (1) adult member serving on the LBUSD Board of Education
  • One (1) parent of a child under the age of 21
  • Nine (9) youth under the age of 19 at time of appointment and selected by the councilmember of the District in which he/she resides.

Officer Election: 
Every other year in July

Term: 
2 years (4 terms max)

City Liaisons to the commission on Youth and Children:

Joy Warren, 
Superintendent, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Norma Salazar - Walker, 
Clerical Support, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

7550 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562) 570-3850 / Fax: (562) 570-1134