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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:

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

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