In 1993, the Board of Supervisors established Resolution 57588, which created the San Mateo County Youth Commission. This was then amended by Resolution 59609 adopted in 1995.
The Youth Commission strives to address issues affecting youth in San Mateo County and close the gap between adult and youth perspectives. By placing youth in committees and on County Boards and Commissions, the Youth Commission increases awareness of and advocates for youth issues, advises the Board of Supervisors, presents policy recommendations, and creates projects that serve the community.
The San Mateo County Youth Commission is an advisory commission to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, established in 1993 to address youth need in the county and provide youth voice in local government. The Commission consists of 25 members, between the ages of 13-21, who reside or attend school in San Mateo County. Funded by the Health and Policy Planning Unit of the County’s Health Services, reporting to the Board of Supervisors, and housed under the Youth Leadership Institute, the Commission is a collaborative effort of all three San Mateo County serving entities.
Health & Wellness
Education & Economic Development
|First Name||Last Name||School||Term Begins|
|Eeshan||Bhat||San Mateo High School||8/31/2018|
|Allyson||Chan||Hillsdale High School||8/31/2018|
|Lilian||Chang||Mills Highs School||8/31/2018|
|Leeah||Coffeey||St. Ignatius College Preparatory||8/31/2018|
|Jade||Costello||Notre Dame High School Belmont||8/31/2018|
|Diego||Denault||Sequoia High School||8/31/2018|
|Lester||Gutierrez||Pacific Bay Christian High School||8/31/2018|
|Dekaye||Hailu||South San Francisco High School||8/31/2018|
|Evan||Hua||San Mateo High School||8/31/2018|
|Stella||Kaval||Menlo Atherton High School||8/31/2018|
|Vedant||Kenkare||Harker High School||8/31/2018|
|Sydney||Mufarreh||Mills High School||8/31/2018|
|Javier||Nino-Sears||Sequoia High School||8/31/2018|
|Anjuli||Niyogi||Mills High School||8/31/2018|
|Sarah Pistorino||Pistorino||Sacred Heart Prep||8/31/2018|
|Monique||Ray||University of San Francisco||8/31/2018|
|Joseph||Scatena||Junipero Serra High School||8/31/2018|
|Atiya||Shah||San Mateo High School||8/31/2018|
|Holmon||Torno||Junipero Serra High School||8/31/2018|
|Vineela||Vandanapu||Notre Dame High School Belmont||8/31/2018|
|Julianna||Wing||Notre Dame High School Belmont||8/31/2018|
|Jacob||Woling||Crystal Springs Uplands School||8/31/2018|
The Youth Commission operates on a school calendar, with meetings occurring September-May.
Workgroup Meeting – 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:15 – 8:15 PM, Health Services Building, Room 100, 225 – 27th Avenue, San Mateo
Public Meeting – 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:15 – 8:15 PM, Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City
Meetings dates are subject to change. Please check the calendar for updates and events. All meetings are open to the public
Agendas – 2018-2019
agendas – 2017-2018
Agendas – 2016-2017
How to join
The Youth Commission is comprised of 25 youth between the ages of 13-21 who reside or attend school in San Mateo County. Commissioners serve a fixed term from July 1st to June 30 and are required to attend 2 meetings per month.
You may also join as a public member of the Youth Commission and take part in all aspects of meetings however you will not be allowed to vote on commission matters.