Youth Commission

2021-22 Youth Commission Year

Recruitment for next year is now closed. We highly encourage anyone still interested to attend our monthly Regular Meetings where you can listen to presentations and hear what the Commissioners are working on. This will give you a true sense of what the Youth Commission is about and help you consider applying next year. The meeting agendas with Zoom link are posted on this site (view menu on the left) the Monday before each meeting.

Mission Statement

The Youth Commission strives to address issues affecting youth in San Mateo County and close the gap between adult and youth perspectives. By placing youth in committees and on County Boards and Commissions, the Youth Commission increases awareness of and advocates for youth issues, advises the Board of Supervisors, presents policy recommendations, and creates projects that serve the community.

Introduction

The San Mateo County Youth Commission is an advisory commission to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, established in 1993 to address youth need in the county and provide youth voice in local government. The Commission consists of up to 27 members, between the ages of 13-20, who reside and attend school in San Mateo County. Funded by the County Manager's Office, reporting to the Board of Supervisors, and housed under the Budget, Policy, and Performance Office, the Commission is a collaborative effort of all three San Mateo County serving entities.

Committees
  • CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS
  • IMMIGRANT YOUTH
  • TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE

COMMISSIONERS ROSTER

Austin Willis

Chair of Youth Commission

Maram Ahmed

Youth Commission Vice Chair

Avani Ganesan

Youth Commission Secretary

Aeneas Bufiy

Youth Commission Member

Alex Parikh-Briggs

Health & Wellness Secretary

Alina Shah

Youth Comission Member

Ameya Nori

Transformative Justice Chair

Armaan Khare-Arora

Environmental Justice Vice Chair

Catherine Warden

Immigrant Youth Committee Secretary

Christian Sbragia

Education & Economic Development Chair

Clarissa Wing

Youth Commission Member

Hudson Fox

Immigrant Youth Committee Co-Vice Chair

Karla Aguilar

Immigrant Youth Engagement Committee Co-Vice Chair

Katelyn Chang

Transformative Justice Vice Chair

Kevin Chui

Civic Engagement Committee Vice Chair

Laura Wepper

Health & Wellness Chair

Mariah Gutierrez

Environmental Justice Secretary

Nicholas Reed

Youth Commission Member

Noah Braunstein

Health & Wellness Vice Chair

Penelope Stinson

Education & Economic Development Secretary

Ryan Teh

Immigrant Youth Committee Chair

Sophie Mateja

Civic Engagement Committee Chair

Summer Salas

Education & Economic Development Vice Chair

Valeria Chavez-Franco

Transformative Justice Secretary

Zara Ahsan

Youth Commission Member

Zayne Abraham

Civic Engagement Committee Secretary

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