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Commission on Youth and Family


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:

Meeting: Youth Forum Planning Discussion – Commission on Youth and Families Committee

When: Thursday, May 6th, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Virtual via Webex @ Webex.com
Info: Meeting number - 187 097 8649; Dial in call - 213-306-3065

Agenda -May 06, 2021

Commission Members:

Jonathan Schnack, Chair 
Sara Zaidi
, Vice Chair

Gillian Doplemore, Member
Ennette Morton, Member 
Seema Paul, Member
Viviana Ponce, Member 
Charles D. Smith, Member 
Andrea Sulsona, Member 
Vivian Malauulu, Member


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