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Drucella MirandaDrucella Miranda        Program Specialist, Youth Development  530.668.3736


Yolo Youth Commission

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Yolo Youth Commission meets monthly in person. View the 2023 meeting schedule calendar for the Yolo Youth Commission.

Meetings are always open to the public to attend. Meeting agendas, packets, and minutes are posted on this page on the Commission Meetings webpage.

If you would like information on the Yolo Youth Commission, please contact Drucella Miranda at or 530-668-3736.


The Youth Commission consists of 15 members appointed to a one-year term. Commissioners may be appointed to an additional one-year term. The current commissioners are:

District 1

  • Hope C., 10th grader at River City High School (West Sacramento)
  • Olivia B., 10th grader at River City High School (West Sacramento)
  • Lotus T., 11th grader at Yolo Education Center (West Sacramento)

District 2

  • Jennifer M., 10th grader at Da Vinci Charter Academy (Davis), Reporter
  • Miles M., 10th grader at Winters High School, Treasurer
  • Zainab W., 10th grader at Davis Senior High School, Secretary

District 3

  • Edelsy B., 9th grader at Woodland High School
  • Isabelle C., 7th grader at Da Vinci Junior High (Davis)
  • Jazmin G., 9th grader at Harper Junior High School (Davis), Vice Chair

District 4

  • Chloe P., 10th grader at Davis Senior High School
  • Jesse V., 11th grader at Davis Senior High School
  • Riya V., 8th grader at Harper Junior High School (Davis), Chair

District 5

  • Angel M., 7th grader at Esparto Middle School
  • Emilio R., 12th grader at Cache Creek High School (Yolo)
  • Rabia R., 10th grader at Pioneer High School (Woodland)
Commission Leadership

In February 2023, the Yolo Youth Commission voted on and approved its new officers as follows:

  • Riya, an 8th grader from Harper Junior High School in Davis and commissioner from District 4, was elected as Chair
  • Jazmin, a 9th grader from Harper Junior High and West Sacramento resident from District 3, was elected as Vice Chair
  • Zainab, a 10th grader from Davis Senior High School and commissioner from District 2, was elected as Secretary
  • Jennifer, a 10th grader from Da Vinci Charter Academy and commissioner from District 2, was elected as Reporter
  • Miles, a 10th grader from Winters High School and commissioner from District 2, was elected as Treasurer

To reach Commission leaders, contact Miranda Drucella, Youth Development Program Specialist, at or 530-668-3736.

About the Commission

In May 2022, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish the Yolo Youth Commission as a two-year pilot program and authorized the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) to administer the program. The pilot is being funded by county cannabis tax revenue with additional grant funding from the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.

In November 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved 15 youth commissions (3 youth per supervisorial district) to be seated.

With about 25% of the county’s population under the age of 18, the Yolo Youth Commission creates a permanent pathway for young people to shape their future and build community in Yolo County. Nothing for YOUth without YOUth!


To enhance the quality of support, services, and programs for youth through working with local leaders to make funding decisions to make a positive impact on youth development and empowerment for all.

What We Do
  • Commissions are an active part in our local government and will hold meetings monthly to understand the existing efforts to support youth and determine what needs of youth may not be met or need support in.
  • Issue a yearly request for grant funding proposals from youth-centered efforts or youth organizations
  • Review and evaluate proposals to present to the BOS to support Yolo County youth services, programs, and organizations with funding opportunities.
  • Conduct studies and advise on other proposals and programs as requested by the BOS and lead their own interests through studies on youth needs and development.

Youth who are between the ages of 13-18 and reside in Yolo County are welcome to apply. At the time of appointment, commissioners shall be no younger than 13 and no older than 18 years of age.

Applications are now closed for the Yolo Youth Commission! The next application period will open in 2023. If you have questions about eligibility or how to apply, contact Miranda Drucella, Youth Development Program Specialist, at or 530-668-3736.