Located in California, the El Dorado County Youth Commission is a group of dedicated high school students who have volunteered to represent the voice of our youth. We strive to improve the health, happiness and collaboration of the youth while solving the issues and difficulties that they face today.

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Our Mission

The El Dorado County Youth Commission (YC) helps identify the needs of our county’s youth and communicates those needs to our local representatives. The Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) co-sponsor the YC, which develops and expresses the opinions, ideas, and visions of youth in our county. Students on the YC participate as a youth government and gain an enriching leadership experience. The YC is always looking for ways to help youth implement projects and ideas that will benefit the community.

Meet Your Commissioners 

Get to Know our 2020/2021 Youth Commissioners


Emilia Delmolino

Youth Commissioner

Emilia is a freshman at El Dorado High School. This is her first year as a Commissioner. 


Anavi Deshmukh

Youth Commissioner

Anavi is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School. This is her second year on the Youth Commission and she is excited to help make a positive difference for El Dorado County Youth. In her free time, she likes to play the drums.


Jordan Freer

Youth Commissioner

Jordan is a senior at El Dorado High School and is a first year Commissioner. 


Abegale Jones

Youth Commissioner

Abegale is a senior at Union Mine High School. This is her second year as a Commissioner. She looks forward to learning more about local leadership. Abegale enjoys living in El Dorado County because community members rise up to support one another. She is also involved in Hands 4 Hope and enjoys community outreach.


Amanda Kendler

Youth Commissioner

Amanda is a junior at El Dorado Union High School. This is her third year as a Commissioner. She enjoys swimming and is very excited to be serving as a Commissioner this year. Amanda’s appreciates the close-knit community of El Dorado County; she loves that everyone is always willing to help each other out.

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Grace Lawson

Youth Commissioner 

Grace is a sophomore at Ponderosa High School. This is her first year on Youth Commission and she’s excited to make a difference for youth in her community. She’s especially interested in creating mental health solutions for students in the district. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cheerleading at Ponderosa.


Emma Lopez

Government Affairs Officer

Emma is a junior at El Dorado High School. This is her first year on the Youth Commission. She is passionate about serving the community.


Rik Murali


Rik is a senior at Oak Ridge High School. This is his fourth year on the Commission. The thing he likes best about our community is the calm and quiet environment. He would like to see more motivational speakers meet with the County Commission to address some of the challenges the youth face.


Grace Salvestrin

 Community Affairs Officer

Grace is a Senior at Union Mine High School and feels honored to have the opportunity to be a voice for her peers and hopefully improve her community. She would like to provide more opportunities for youth and add awareness of what previous generations have done to strengthen El Dorado County. This is Grace's fourth year on the Commission. 

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Avery Sheridan

Youth Commissioner 

Avery is a freshman at Charter University Prep who is excited to help promote wellness and connection throughout our community. She is a passionate dancer, and is looking forward to making positive changes to benefit the wellness of the El Dorado County Youth. This is her first year on the Youth Commission. 


Dane Sheridan

Commission Chair

Dane is returning to the Youth Commission with the hope of continuing to focus on promoting wellness in El Dorado County Youth. He is a senior at Charter University Prep and looks forward to working with the group again to make change in the community. This is his fourth year on the Commission. 


Lauryn Sumimoto

Youth Commissioner 

Lauryn is a freshman at Oak Ridge High School and is excited to be apart of the Youth Commission for her first year. She is hoping to see students connect with mental health resources in the community.  She looks forward to making a positive impact on the community through the Youth Commission.