City Staff Liaison Gary asked that the outgoing Youth Commissioners attend the City Council meeting on June 22, 2010 to be thanked and acknowledged for their service.
City Staff Liaison Gary is sending the thank you notes for the donations. She will become the primary contact person for this item as Commissioner Ordaz’ term is expiring at the end of the month. She encouraged the commissioners to provide their feedback to continually help to improve the event. Adult Advisor Walker recommended that there is better signage along the routes and that the rest stops are notified of the last rider so they’ll know to close-up their station.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Update from the Master Plan Committee regarding the proposed Brentwood Youth Leadership Conference. (C. Walker)
Commissioner Ordaz advised that Olympic athlete, Marilyn King, is available to speak at the event and has greatly reduced her speaking fee. The committee will need to confirm with her if they want to have her as a speaker.
The commissioners discussed pros and cons to hosting the conference on a weekday versus a weekend. A weekday event may get better support if the leadership teachers can make attendance mandatory as part of a school activity. A weekend event would have better availability of meeting rooms; there wouldn’t be a transportation issue as students would make their own arrangements to get to the conference; and the staff costs would likely be less as substitute teachers wouldn’t be required.
6. DISCUSSION ITEM: Report from the Youth Commission Fundraising Committee and discussion regarding dates and location for future fundraising opportunities. (E. Cook)
The PAL Skate Competition was introduced into the discussion as the Youth Commission has participated in past years. The commissioners expressed their interest in participating in the event again this year.
The commissioners discussed the four fundraising options and their opinions were to focus on the middle school dance for August 20, 2010 and the skate competition. They can reconsider hosting a movie night in the fall.
The commissioners volunteered to contact the leadership classes to discuss the dance. Commissioner Barsanti will contact Adams Middle School, Commissioner Cook will contact Bristow Middle School and Commissioner K. Montes will contact Edna Hill Middle School.
7. ACTION ITEM: Discuss the process for selecting Youth Commission applicants; accept the recommendation of new or renewed commissioners and adult advisor; and recommend their approval by City Council. (B. Gary)
City Staff Liaison Gary advised the executive committee interviewed all applicants. The executive committee recommends renewing the terms of Commissioners Anthony Montes, Katie Barsanti, Bailey Hamblin and Adult Advisor Dave Castle. They recommend approving Madison Marquez, Jack Strauss and Paige Ross as new commissioners. Their recommendations will be presented on June 22, 2010 for City Council approval.
Motion to approve the executive committee recommendation to reappoint Commissioners Anthony Montes, Katie Barsanti, Bailey Hamblin and Adult Advisor Dave Castle and to appoint Madison Marquez, Jack Strauss and Paige Ross as new youth commissioners for a term of 2 years, effective July 1, 2010.
Commissioner Cook enjoyed participating in seeing the Master Plan project come to fruition. It was a big project planning for the survey, administering the survey, analyzing data and using the results to plan the middle school dance.
Chair Strauss thanked Commissioners Ordaz and Cook for their years of service to the Brentwood Youth Commission.
Adult Advisor Castle spoke to Commissioners Cook and Ordaz and stated how impressed he was with their service and accomplishments to the Brentwood Youth Commission.
City of Brentwood Youth Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
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