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The youth commission advises the city council on matters related to youth. The youth commission has the power to plan and organize youth summits and neighborhood meetings throughout the city, develop and recommend the adoption of policies, programs and services that empower, support and inform the youth of the city, advise the city council on issues that relate to youth, and build partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations that impact both youth and families.


The youth commission was established by Ordinance 1934.


There are currently five vacancies for one adult members and four youth members.

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The youth commission is an advisory body to City Council on issues affecting youth in Commerce City. Commissioners serve for two years (one term). During their term, commissioners will work on a youth master plan, attend conferences and trainings, implement projects that benefit the community, and create lifelong bonds with youth across the city. The youth commission meets twice monthly at 6:30 p.m. during the school year and members are responsible for their own transportation.  


The youth commission is comprised of up to 23 members. Up to 16 of the members are youth members between the ages of 13 and 19 and attend a school that services Commerce City residents or live within the city. Up to four members are adult members who live within the city. One member shall be a volunteer coordinator to focus on youth member development. Two members are city council members. Members serve for no more than three two-year terms. 


Term Expires

Councilmember Nicole Frank


Councilmember José Guardiola


Brianna Talmadge
Carlos Rojas
Daniela Villarreal - Staff Coordinator  
Diana Munoz
Isabela Velasco-Zubia 10/2021 
Jahaira Bueno-Rodriguez  05/2020 
Jasnoor Kaur 10/2021
Jesus Vidana
Jose Rodriguez  07/2021 

Kyle Pham


Kyra Ann Dixon 02/2022
La Crea Dixon 02/2022
Michael Kelley
Morgan Smith 10/2021 
Rene Bullock 08/2021

Stephani Struwe



The youth commission meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center.

Agendas & Minutes

View past and future scheduled meeting information.

Commerce City Youth Master Plan

The Commerce City Youth Master Plan is a major milestone in solidifying the city’s commitment to its youth. Its vision is to be a strategic road map and is intended to be realistic and achievable.

Through roundtable discussions, focus groups, Adams County Youth Initiative data and the National League of Cities, five areas of focus were established for addressing youth needs in the city and ultimately achieving long-term success.

The plan was adopted by city council in March 2015 and outlines action items broken into 1-3 years, 4-6 years, and ongoing. The Commerce City Youth Commission is a primary source for creating the master plan and will continue to be advocates in achieving its goals.

City of Commerce City Youth Master Plan