Phoenix Youth and Education Commission

The Phoenix Youth and Education Commission voting members shall have the following powers and duties: 1) Review, local, regional and national educational issues and recommend the implementation or promotion of those approaches that show the greatest promise to enhance the quality of education within the City. 2) Assist the City in its efforts to develop constructive working relationships with those organizations and sectors of the community that are concerned with promoting youth development and quality education within the City. 3) Promote the exchange of information on youth development and public education. 4) Recommend policies and programs to the City Council that will improve the quality of life for youth residing within the City and advise the City Council concerning opportunities and challenges relating to youth. 5) Report to the City Council on the activities of the Commission with appropriate recommendations. 6) Be responsible for the operation of the educational access channels reserved by the cable television operators licensed by the City of Phoenix; adopt bylaws and develop policies and procedures for the use of the educational access channels; and, may arrange for the use of the facilities, equipment and personnel available for other access channels to produce and program the educational access channel. 7) By September 1 of each year, the Commission will submit a report to the City Council, setting forth the Commission's efforts, results and future plans.
Tim Valencia
The commission meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, from 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the College Depot, located in the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
The voting members will consist of between eleven and seventeen members. At least two voting members must have experience in business, and at least two voting members must be either: A. A superintendent of a school district that serves students residing in the City; B. A principal of a public school that serves students residing in the City; C. A representative of the Arizona Department of Education; D. A teacher certified to teach in secondary schools in the State of Arizona; E. A representative of a postsecondary educational institution; or F. A representative of a youth-serving organization. Youth Members: The youth members have the following powers and duties: A. Advise the Commission concerning opportunities and challenges relating to youth. B. Serve as a forum for youth to discuss their ideas, aspirations, issues and concerns. 2. The term of each youth member is one year. All youth member terms expire on August 31. 3. In addition to any meetings with the full Commission, the youth members will hold at least four meetings annually at the time and place they designate. They will adopt their own rules of procedure and keep a record of their proceedings. 4. A majority of the youth members constitutes a quorum. 5. Each youth member will serve without compensation.


Member Name
Michael Andrews
Jeanine Bashir
Tracey Beal
Jennifer Cruz
Ashton Dolce
Rabbanni FurQaan
Jeff Golner
Aswita Kode
Carol Lippert
Dana Naimark
Richard Ramos
Katie Ritchie
Joe Roselle