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Youth Commission


Youth Commission
Sonia Saltzman
Youth Leadership Institute

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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

Beginning October 1, 2022, a stipend will be available for members of boards and commissions who self-certify to household income below the County self-sufficiency standard. For more information or to apply to the stipend program, see the Board Stipends Program Webpage.

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 Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331), or access the Application (opens new window) online. Contact Samantha Ramirez at (628)236-6589 or by email:

Members of this Commission

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