The purpose of the Gonzales Youth Council is to give voice and action to our community's future leaders.  

The Gonzales Youth Commissioners represent our youth at both City Council and School Board meetings. They fully participate with elected and appointed leaders at the Gonzales Unified School District and the City of Gonzales.  

Gonzales Youth Commissioners are part of the discussion. They respond to and suggest policy improvements for the community, city government and school. 

They work to represent and inform Gonzales youth on issues affecting our entire community.  

Many community individual and groups inform and collect opinions from the entire Gonzales Youth Council (GYC). 

Gonzales has had exceptional results with two youth commissioners, wait for this year when we have three powerful leaders to start the year. Recruitment for the rest of the 2019-2020 Youth Council has begun. We are looking for some interestsed 8th and 9th graders. 

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Gonzales City Manger Rene Mendez and Superintendent named Amy Perez, Isabel Mendoza, and Madisyn Schweitzer and the 2019-2020 Youth Commissioners 

2020 Youth Commissioners standing with their name tags

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For Youth For Community forum sponsored by City and School leadership led to Youth Commissioners

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Interested in becoming a Gonzales Youth Council Member?

Online applications are now open! Applying members must have the application fully submitted by July 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm and expected to attend an interview with the 2019-2020 Youth Commissioners between July 22-24, 2019.

2019-2020 Youth commissioners

Amy Perez-Isabel Mendoza-Madisyn Schweitzer

2018-2019 Youth Commissioners

Cindy and Nayeli conducting a meeting

Cindy and Nayeli

2017-2018 Youth Commissioners

Fabiola and Cindy

Fabiola and Cindy

2015-2017 Youth Commissioners

Anthony and Janelle

Anthony and Janelle

2013-2015 Youth Commissioners

Jeffery and Yesenia holding a sign

Jeffery and Yesenia