Tuolumne County Youth Commissioners
The idea behind the Board of Supervisors’ new Youth Commission is to give young people some hands-on experience in government. The members of the Commission who are between the ages of 13 and 18. Supporting their efforts are four adult members of the community who are there to give advice and/or reality checks. The Commission meets once a month during the school year, and thus far has developed an action plan which shows which public policy issues the members want to work on. In addition to the action plan, the Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors. If the Board requests a youth perspective on a particular issue, then the Youth Commissioners will respond with a report.