Calling Sacramento youth: City recruiting residents ages 14-22 to sit on art, police and parks commissions

The City of Sacramento encourages youth between the ages of 14 to 22 to get involved in local government by applying to sit on one of three open commissions.

“Commissions are vital to the operation of the City and ensure public involvement in the governmental process,” said City Clerk Mindy Cuppy. “This is a great opportunity for youth to help shape Sacramento. It’s important that we have youth and young adults represented on our commissions so we can best serve our residents.”

Commissioners are tasked with providing feedback and direction to City Departments or the City Council on a variety of issues. Commissioners must live in the city and are compensated $50 for attending each meeting.

Those interested in applying can do so on the City’s website. Search the name of the commission and apply. Applications are due Monday May 31.

Below is a list of the commissions with a brief description and meeting times:

Parks and Community Enrichment Commission
The commission provides recommendations and advice to the City Council and the department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment (YPCE) on policies, projects, programs and other matters. Meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

Sacramento Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Commission
This commission provides advice and recommendations for promoting, encouraging and fostering the arts, innovation and tourism in the city. Meetings are typically held the second Monday of the month at 2 p.m.

Sacramento Community Police Review Commission
The commission is established to provide community participation in reviewing and recommending police department policies, practices and procedures, and to monitor the implementation, evaluation and sustainability of city policing initiatives and programs. Meetings are typically held the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

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