Mayor Pauline Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite local youth to submit applications for the 2017-18 Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). Commissioners advise the City Council on youth-related issues, and provide recommendations on projects and events. They also learn about roles, services and local government programs. YAC meets twice a month throughout the school year. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard in San Leandro.
The Commission has 21 members who represent the diverse youth community in San Leandro. In order to apply, youth must be a resident of San Leandro or attend a school that serves San Leandro residents, be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, and willing to commit to between 8 to 10 hours per month for meetings and project involvement. Each commissioner is appointed to serve a one-year term and may be renewed for three terms thereafter as long as they remain in high school.
Interested students can download the application through the Program Website or can pick up an application at the Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Blvd) and the Senior Community Center (13909 East 14th Street). Completed applications can be sent via email to Lydia Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop them off at the Marina or Senior Community Centers no later than October 2, 2017. Interested students should also plan on attending the first YAC meeting of the school year on Tuesday September 19 at 6:15 pm at the Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Blvd). For more information, please contact Lydia Rodriguez at (510) 577-3477.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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