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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 2019

Youth Leadership Commission               

Name High School Grade
Abigail Stofer Carondelet High School 9th
Ande Lincoln Las Lomas High School 9th
Ani Jamgotchian Las Lomas High School 11th
Cade Andrew Johnson Las Lomas High School 12th
Dina Mirmotalebisohi Las Lomas High School 11th
Elise Kim Berean Christian High School 11th
Hadil Djadri - Communications Director Las Lomas High School 11th
Haron Samhan College Park High School 10th
Jerlene Chiu Northgate High School 9th
Joshua Stemmerich Las Lomas High School 11th
Michelle Alas - Chair Northgate High School 11th
Prapti Pradhan Northgate High School 9th
Robert Finkel Bentley High School 12th
Seena Farhadi - Secretary Northgate High School 10th
Surya Dham - Vice Chair Northgate High School 11th


Meeting Agendas



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 not currently being accepted.


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

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