About

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 2021/2022 Youth Commissioners

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Blake Barney

Government Affairs Officer

Blake is a junior at Oak Ridge High School. This is his first year on the Youth Commission. He enjoys  Pina Coladas (non-alcoholic, of course) and getting caught in the rain. He also deeply empathizes with those struggling with mental illness and is working to solve the mental illness crisis in our county!

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Zofia Bradford

Youth Commissioner

Zofia is a freshman at Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School. This is her first year on the commission and she is   excited to represent the youth in El Dorado County and make a difference. She also enjoys playing sports, painting, listening to music, and reading. 

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Emilia Delmolino

Community Affairs Officer

Emilia is a sophomore at El Dorado High School. This is her second year as a Commissioner. 

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Anavi Deshmukh

Media Officer

Anavi is a junior at Oak Ridge High School. This is her third 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.

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Mahee Haswani

Co-Chair

Mahee is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School. She is so grateful for this opportunity to be a voice for the youth in El Dorado County, especially for those who struggle with mental health. Some of her favorite hobbies include volunteering with Hands4Hope, competing in speech-and-debate, and listening to Harry Styles.

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Lucas Johnston

Youth Commissioner

Lucas is a junior at El Dorado High School. This is his first year serving on the Commission. He is excited to actively learn with the workgroup to provide assistance to the youth in our community.

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Amanda Kendler

Youth Commissioner

Amanda is a senior at El Dorado Union High School. This is her fourth 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 junior at Ponderosa High School. This is her second 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.

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Macy Little

Youth Commissioner

Macy is a first-year Commissioner and a junior at El Dorado High School. She has been dancing for eleven years and now helps lead dance classes at her studio. As a co-editor of her school yearbook and a member of the Academic Decathlon team, she likes to keep learning new things and be connected with others.

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Emma Lopez

Co-Chair

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

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Avery Sheridan

Community Affairs Officer

Avery is a sophomore 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 second year on the Youth Commission. 

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Lauryn Sumimoto

Vice-Chair

Lauryn is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School and is excited to be apart of the Youth Commission for her second 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.