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 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 


 High School
 Carly Ortega  Northgate
 Tara McAteer (Vice Chair)  Campolindo
 Isabella Millet  Athenian 
 Morgan Barrientos (Chair)  Monte Vista 
 Grace Sherwood (Secretary)  Carondelet 
 Surya Dham  North Gate 
 Joey Anders  De La Salle
 Nathan Seaway (Communications Director)  Las Lomas
 Meg Giatzis  Northgate 
 Alexis Hodgen   Monte Vista
 Jake Reno  De La Salle
 Cade Johnson  Las Lomas
 Michelle Alas  North Gate 
 Caroline Francois  Las Lomas
 Elise Kim  Berean Christian

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

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About the Commission

Who can participate?

 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 not currently being accepted but check back next year! 


Contact Staff liaison, Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager,