Commission on Youth and Family
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
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.
Every other year in July
2 years (4 terms max)
City Liaisons to the commission on Youth and Children:
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