Building the Pipeline of Leadership in Walnut Creek
The purpose of the Youth Leadership Commission is to engage the future leaders of Walnut Creek by encouraging youth to take an active leadership role in the community. Commissioners interact with and learn about Walnut Creek local government, complete a policy/service project and provide a youth perspective on issues within the community to the City Council.
Youth Leadership Commission
|Tara McAteer (Vice Chair)||Campolindo|
|Morgan Barrientos (Chair)||Monte Vista|
|Grace Sherwood (Secretary)||Carondelet|
|Surya Dham||North Gate|
|Joey Anders||De La Salle|
|Nathan Seaway (Communications Director)||Las Lomas|
|Jake Reno||De La Salle|
|Cade Johnson||Las Lomas|
|Michelle Alas||North Gate|
|Caroline Francois||Las Lomas|
|Elise Kim||Berean Christian|
About the Commission
Who is on the Commission?
High school students (incoming 9th graders to 12th graders) who live in Walnut Creek.
What's the commitment?
Commissioners may serve for two years.
When does the Commission meet?
During the fall, the Commission focuses on learning about the Walnut Creek community and government. In the spring, the Commission works together to develop and complete a project of their choosing that benefits the community. Meetings are scheduled based on the availability of the Commissioners-about 2x per month.
How do I apply?
Students who are interested must complete an application and be interviewed by current Youth Leadership Commissioners and City Staff. Applications are currently being accepted. Apply here. Applications will be reviewed in late summer and Commissioners will be notified if selected for an interview.
Contact Staff liaison, Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager, Hansen@walnut-creek.org