Youth Commission

The Youth Commission is organized to engage the youth of the City of East Lansing by actively involving them in the functions of City government, schools and libraries. The Youth Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council to conduct research and make recommendations directly to the Council in an advisory capacity as to those matters pertaining to the activities or needs of the youth in the City of East Lansing. Ordinance 1524 (PDF).

Meetings

  • Meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in Conference Room A at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
  • View the 2024 meeting schedule.

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Meetings will be held monthly once the commission is appointed.

Members of the Youth Commission must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old and either a resident of the City of East Lansing or a student at an East Lansing school. Applicants must have the permission of a parent or guardian. They serve one-year terms. 

  • Reena Natla
    Term expires: 2024
  • Amear Ahmed
    Term expires: 2024
  • Gerrit Garcia
    Term expires: 2024
  • Mila Thompson
    Term expires: 2024
  • Gabrielle-Samantha Sewavi
    Term expires: 2024
  • Elizabeth Ahlin
    Term expires: 2024
  • Nala Noel 
    Term expires: 2024
  • Colin Fitzgerald
    Term expires: 2025
  • Holyn Walsh
    Term expires: 2025

Submit an application for appointment to the Youth Commission.