Youth Commission

This commission is chaired by Marva Bledsoe and meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Commissioners include:  Darren Dunahee, Spring Thomas, Todd Glispie, Marva Bledsoe, Judy Seger, Morgan Isaiah Jessiycka Nix and Dee Miller.  City Advisory Staff includes Gayla Harting-Director of Community Development.

Role of the Commission:

The Commission will function as a "clearinghouse" and networking forum for the existing organizations working with youth.  The municipal resources of the community will serve to help link the Commission with other models of effective recreational, civic and social programming activities and provide resource support for such activities.  A proposed model is as follows:

Community Input


City provides Resources/Effective Practice Models

Commission identifies and allocates individual resources to support the activities suggested by the Commission dovetailing with the objectives of other youth groups represented in the community

Activity   ←      Activity     →    Activity

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