Youth Commission Updates
The goal of the Youth Commission is to develop and express the opinions, ideas, and visions of the youth in the county. Students on the Commission participate as a youth government allowing an enriching leadership experience. The Commission helps youth fulfill goals that they have for their community. We are always looking for ways to help youth implement projects and ideas that will benefit the community.
Attention high school students (or current 8th graders) who are interested in making a difference in our community: The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Established in 2003 and supported by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE),appointed Commissioners are empowered to gather and express the opinions, ideas,and visions of our county’s youth, while gaining valuable leadership skills and knowledge about our county and local government.
To apply, students must be enrolled in grades 8-11, reside in El Dorado County, and be at least 13 years old. Applications will be available at most high school counseling offices, as well as online:
Youth Commission's website offers resources and support for students.
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Youth Commission 2022-2023
Zofia Bradford, Youth Commissioner
Zofia is a sophomore at Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School. This is her second year on the commission, she enjoyed her previous year and can’t wait to see what this year brings. She is excited to represent the youth in El Dorado County and make a difference. She also spends her time playing sports, painting, listening to music, and reading.
Emilia Delmolino, Vice Chair
Emilia is a junior at El Dorado High School. She is
excited for the opportunity to be a voice for the youth of El Dorado County.
She also appreciates the opportunity to practice leadership and other skills
essential for college and beyond.
Mahee Haswani, Co-Chair
Mahee is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School. She is so grateful for this opportunity to be a voice for the youth in El Dorado County, especially for those who struggle with mental health. Some of her favorite hobbies include volunteering with Hands4Hope, competing in speech-and-debate, and listening to Harry Styles.
Lucas Johnston, Youth Commissioner
Lucas is a senior at El Dorado High School. This is his second year serving on the Commission. He is excited to actively learn with the workgroup to provide assistance to the youth in our community.
Grace Lawson, Youth Commissioner
Grace is a senior at Ponderosa High School. This is her third year on Youth Commission and she’s excited to make a difference for youth in her community. She’s especially interested in creating mental health solutions for students in the district. In her free time, she enjoys reading and participates in theater and cheerleading at Ponderosa.
Macy Little, Youth Commissioner
Macy is a second year Commissioner and a senior at El Dorado High School. She has been dancing for eleven years and now helps lead dance classes at her studio. As a co-editor of her school yearbook and a member of the Academic Decathlon team, she likes to keep learning new things and be connected with others.
Avery Sheridan, Community Affairs Officer
Avery is a junior at Charter University Prep High School and
this is her third year on the Youth Commission. She enjoys dancing and
promoting wellness and connection throughout the community, and is excited
to continue the spread of positivity to youth in El Dorado County this
Lauryn Sumimoto, Co-Chair
Lauryn is a junior at Oak Ridge High School and is
excited to be a part of the Youth Commission for her second year. At Oak Ridge,
she serves as Junior class Vice President and competes in Speech and Debate and
Science Olympiad. As an advocate for youth mental health and tobacco usage
prevention, she looks forward to positively impacting the community.
Kara Chavez, Youth Commissioner
Kara is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School and this is her first year on Youth Commission. She is an officer of multiple clubs at her school and can’t wait to help make a difference with the Youth Commission. She also enjoys being the social event planner for the Oak Ridge Dance Team and a member of the El Dorado Hills Promise Foundation Board.
Katie Matteo, Youth Commissioner
Wrenna Potter, Youth Commissioner
Wrenna Potter is a junior at El Dorado High School and is
thrilled for her first year serving on the Youth Commission. She is very
passionate about creating solutions to the issues impacting youth in her
community, especially mental health. Some of her favorite hobbies include
participating in theater, making jewelry, exploring the outdoors, and golfing.
Sophia Sumimoto, Youth Commissioner
Sophia is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School. This is her first year on the Youth Commission and she is very excited to make a difference in the community. She enjoys helping the community through clubs like Interact and UNICEF, and she is a part of Trojan Pride Sports Marketing at Oak Ridge and enjoys being a videographer for her school’s athletics.