City Commissions & Committees

Join the Youth Commission

Help the city tackle issues important to you and your friends! Applications available at: Fairfield Community Center, the City Clerk's Office or download Youth Commission Application. All applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information please contact Kalie Souza at 707.428.7652.

Who are we? 

The Commission was established in 1996 to create opportunities for youth input and involvement in local government. It is made up of 15 Fairfield residents ages 12 to 21 who are appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. In addition, the Commission may also choose to host and sponsor recreation and community events, champion specific causes and review city policies related to youth. The Fairfield Youth Commission meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Fairfield City Council Chamber at 7 p.m. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend meetings. An agenda is published prior to each meeting and can also be obtained at the Fairfield Community Center.

What do Youth Commissioners do? 

Each Youth Commissioner represents their high school and the youth in their community. Commissioners meet with local leaders like the Mayor, the City Council, the Community Services Commission and community groups to advocate for local youth. The Commission is responsible for working to make sure that youth are represented in the political process.

Join the Fairfield Youth Commission and become a City leader!
  • Access your City Council, Mayor and community leaders
  • Receive leadership and teamwork training 
  • Improve and master public speaking
  • Tackle local issues important to you and your friends
Powers:
  • Meet with the Mayor, City Council and community leaders about pressing youth issues
  • Have a legal vote on the Youth Commission
  • Serve as a spokesperson and coordinator for students at your school and neighborhood
  • Bring forth new ideas, suggestions and ways to improve Fairfield
Responsibilities: 
  • Direct and support projects initiated by the Youth Commission
  • Attend Youth Commission meetings and actively participate in Youth Commission projects
  • Speak before the Fairfield City Council, Community Services Commission and other groups
  • Review meeting minutes and agendas

To join the Youth Commission or for more information, please contact:

Fairfield Youth Commission
1000 Webster Street
Fairfield, CA 94533