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Youth Commission


Youth Commission
Samantha Ramirez
Youth Leadership Institute
(510) 473-5610

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Youth Leadership Institute


The purpose of the Youth Commission is: • to provide the Board of Supervisors with the views of young people on County matters affecting young people; • to advocate for county policy which promotes and utilizes young people as planners and decision makers; • to diversify and expand the County’s present opportunities for young people; • to provide direct services to youth, ages 12-23, in leadership development training; • to demonstrate the value of youth through responsible, positive youth action; and • to empower youth with skills, information, and organizational support so that they can participate within and significantly impact the political, educational, recreational, and social service systems in their community.

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Commissioners shall be appointed as at-large members, charged with representing all youth across the county. Each commissioner must be between the ages of 12 - 21 years of age at the start of their term on the Youth Commission - with the exception of: a) up to ONE seat which may be filled by a representative whose age would not exceed 23 years at the start of their term; and b) up to ONE seat which may be filled by a representative who works directly with youth in Marin for the benefit of youth. 4. Each commissioner must attend school and/or reside within the county.

Term Length

1 years

Number of Members

At least fifteen but no more than twenty-three members.

Reimbursements For Expenses/Per Diem

None is authorized.

Time and Day of Meetings

Marin County Civic Center 3501 San Rafael, CA 94901 Room 410B (The location may vary. Call 415-473-7331 or 510- 473-5610 to confirm.)

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained from the Youth Leadership Institute, 910 Irwin Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Contact Wendy Pacheco at (510) 473-5610 or by email: Wendy Pacheco.

Members of this Commission

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