Youth Commission

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The Youth Commission, in collaboration with the Parks & Recreation Department, reviews, plans, organizes, attends and participates in a variety of youth activities, issues, events and projects in the City.  Commissioners advise the City as to its proper role and participation in the development of youth programs and to promote the general welfare of the young people in the City of San Marcos. 

The Youth Commission has the following goals: 

  1. Obtain greater visibility within the youth commission and use this in a positive and effective way.

  2. Learn about and address the needs of youth and teens in San Marcos.

  3. Associate with other youth organizations to exchange ideas/information and co-sponsor events.

  4. Provide support and volunteers for events and projects for and benefiting youth and teens or enriching the lives of others.



Nine regular members and two alternate members appointed by the City Council

Meeting Time/Location:

First Monday each month, 4:00 pm / City Hall - Council Chamber

Length of Term:

Three years (term runs from July 1st to June 30th each year) Commitments include attending monthly meetings (up to 2 hours), training and orientation, other commission/council meetings and time required to plan, organize, attend and participate in several city events and workshops.

Responsible Department:

Parks & Recreation Services Department


Applicant must reside within city limits or within the boundaries of the San Marcos Unified School District; have completed the sixth grade but not yet attained the age of twenty-one years of age at the time of appointment.   Commissioners must participate in at least 80% of all commission activities.


Chair - $30 per meeting / Commissioner - $15 per meeting

Financial Disclosure:




City staff provides an initial orientation and ethics training in accordance with State law

Submit an application at:  San Marcos Careers

 Commission Events:       

Each year the Commission will choose additional projects for the upcoming term. Existing projects include:

Casa De Amparo – Casa Kid Program

July 4th Celebration, Santa’s Village, Egg Scramble– Volunteer Staff

Kids Connect to Culture – Community Education Workshop at San Marcos Library

Each year the Commission will choose additional projects for the upcoming term.

For more information regarding the Youth Commission, please contact Cheryl Salazar, Recreation Supervisor.

Name Appointed Expiration
Vikram Venkatesh       5/14/19


Andrew Diep-Tran
Vivek Vijayakumar 5/23/17 6/30/20
Filipe Cruz
Sophia Morrison
Alexa Jennings
5/14/19 6/30/22
D'Andre Silva Jorge 5/22/18 6/30/21
Ila Natalie Ramirez
Taylor Quach 5/14/19 6/30/22 
 Ryan Hurley (Alternate) 5/14/19 6/30/20 
 Malina Freeman (Alternate) 5/14/19  6/30/20 


Agendas are posted 72 hours prior to a scheduled meeting.

Cancelled - Youth Commission Meeting

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