Chair Strauss reminded the commissioners to each bring at least one raffle prize donation and to email Commissioner Ordaz with the status of their donation. He invited commissioners to bring extra volunteers.
6. DISCUSSION ITEM: Update from the Master Plan Committee regarding the proposed Brentwood Youth Leadership Conference. (C. Walker)
Commissioner Cook had contacted the Rotary Club a couple of months ago regarding sponsoring the lunch for the event but they need more details concerning the number of people anticipated.
Chair Strauss advised that the three local legislators are still interested in participating in the event. He also discussed the student transportation and drop-off issue with Heritage High School administrators. They’re researching the regulation to determine the available options.
Police Liaison Bell attended the Youth Summit at Los Medanos College. It was a well attended event with 200 – 300 youth. It was divided into two sessions; participants were assigned which sessions to attend. There were elected officials at the event; music and food was provided.
7. DISCUSSION ITEM: Report from the Youth Commission Fundraising Committee. (E. Cook)
For the Beautiful Baby Contest, parents would submit pictures of their baby; people would vote by putting money in a collection container for a particular baby; the container with the most money wins. For Break the Balloon, participants would purchase inflated balloons which would have slips of paper inside and some slips would be prize winners. Movie Nights would need to be researched for cost of movie licensing fee and cost of lifeguards, if held at the aquatic complex. The Fundraising Committee will need to contact the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce to determine the cost of booth rental space at CornFest.
The Fundraising Committee would like to host another middle school dance in late August or early September. However, the Brentwood Youth Leadership Conference is also scheduled for September and should be cautious of planning too many events close together.
Commissioner Montes advised that a PowerPoint presentation was given to City Council last year to review the Youth Commission activities for the year. A committee needs to be selected to prepare this year’s presentation.
Interested commissioners were Chair Strauss, Commissioner Ordaz and Commissioner Walker. Chair Strauss agreed to serve as chairperson for this committee.
Motion to approve the Youth Commission Year in Review presentation to be presented at the June 22, 2010 City Council meeting and create a committee consisting Commissioners Ordaz and Walker with Chair Strauss serving as the committee chairperson.
9. ACTION ITEM: Approve the date of Wednesday, July 7, 2010 for the Youth Commission training workshop. (A. Spears)
Commissioner Spears advised the training workshop is usually held at the start of the new fiscal year to review procedures with new Youth Commissioners and Adult Advisors. The workshop is held before the regularly scheduled meeting with a dinner break in between the workshop and meeting.
Motion to approve the date of Wednesday, July 7, 2010 for the Youth Commission training workshop to be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and approve the purchase of dinner for the commissioners, not to exceed $150, from the Travel, Lodging and Meals account.
Chair Strauss asked for Commissioners Barsanti and Hamblin to meet with Police Liaison Bell to further discuss the Youth Summit he attended.
Chair Strauss advised that he will be conducting year-end interviews with the commissioners to discuss their time on the Youth Commission, areas of improvement and receive constructive feedback to improve the Youth Commission.
City of Brentwood Youth Commission
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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