Issue Based Committees

As per the 2022-23 Youth Commission Bylaws, the Youth Commission shall have standing, issue-based committees. Each committee meets twice a month. Committee meetings will be held in-person starting March 1st, 2023.

Civic Engagement and Education Committee | 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 5:30 PM

Housing, Recreation, and Transit Committee | 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5:30 PM

Transformative Justice Committee | 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5:00 PM

LGBTQ+ Task Force | Once a Month


Executive Committee | 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month at 5:00 PM

Emily Nguyen, Ewan Barker Plummer, Steven Hum, Raven Shaw, Gabrielle Listana, Astrid Utting

Staff: Youth Commission Staff

The Youth Commission has an Executive Committee that meets on the Wednesday before a full Youth Commission meeting - that, as per the Commission bylaws, is critical to the functioning of the entire Commission; most importantly, the Executive Committee creates full Youth Commission meeting agendas.

Civic Engagement and Education Committee | 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 5:30 PM

Steven Hum (Co-Chair), Maureen Loftus (Co-Chair), Astrid Utting, Vanessa Pimentel, Ewan Barker Plummer, Yena Im

Staff: Joy Zhan

The Civic Engagement Committee inspires youth to participate in San Francisco’s democracy by expanding youth civic representation via Vote16, voter registration and pre-registration, education, and engagement.

Housing, Recreation, and Transit Committee | 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5:30 PM

Hayden Miller (Chair), Ann Anish (Vice-Chair), Emily Nguyen, Chloe Wong, Allister Adair

Staff: Joshua Rudy Ochoa

The Housing and Land Use Committee advocates for housing and supportive services for youth, resolving youth homelessness, and creating equitable transportation options for young people in San Francisco.

Transformative Justice Committee | 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5 PM
Yoselin Colin (Chair), Raven Shaw (Vice-Chair), Tyrone Hillman, Gabrielle Listana

Staff: Alondra Esquivel Garcia

The Transformative Justice Committee aims to build cooperative and compassionate relationships with the community to eliminate youth incarceration. We acknowledge that the current systems in place do not serve all of us and we hope to shift the conversations and dynamics to how people can live and thrive. It is part of our Youth Commission values that we can and should center humanity in the City’s budget and policy priorities. 

LGBTQ+ Task Force | Once a Month
Gabbie Listana (Chair), Vanessa Pimentel (Vice-Chair), Ewan Barker Plummer, Oz Rafer (Non-Voting Member)

Staff: Joshua Rudy Ochoa

The Youth Commission's LGBTQ+ Task Force serves as a space for Youth Commissioners to discuss and call to action on issues that affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth in San Francisco. This Task Force will recommend changes on how to create safe spaces that support LGBTQ+ youth at home, school, work, and citywide.