Commission on Youth and Children

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 El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, 90815, and will start at 6:00p.m.

January 28, 2015
March 25, 2015
May 27, 2015
July 22, 2015
September 23, 2015
November 18, 2015

 Commission Members:

(Vacant), District Youth, Co-Chair
Dr. Gregory Canillas, Social Services, Co-Chair

Carmen Abbott, Health Services
Jacob Alpern, 4th, District Youth
Peter Bohn, 3rd District Youth
Judith Carey-Fisher, Early Childhood Development
Jeremiah Jones, 8th District Youth
Megan Kerr, LBUSD Board Member
Vivian Malauulu, Job Training
Ameerah-Alisande Massey,
Emma Parsons, 5th District Youth
Nina Richardson, Education
Jonathan Schnack, Parent
Charles, Smith, Juvenile Justice
VACANT, 1st District Youth  VACANT, 2nd District Youth
VACANT, 6th District Youth VACANT, 7th District Youth
VACANT, 9th District Youth VACANT, Out Of School Time

VACANT, Safety


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

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