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Youth Commission

Amplifying Youth Voices

What Is the Milwaukee County Youth Commission?

In 2022, County Executive David Crowley and Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson co-authored a resolution to re-establish the Milwaukee County Youth Commission.

The commission consists of 20 members, age 14 to 18, who reside in Milwaukee County and attend high school. The commission exists to:

  • Serve and advance the interests of Milwaukee County youth
  • Make advisory recommendations about policy and budgetary decisions to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
  • Advance Milwaukee County’s mission of achieving racial equity

The commission meets monthly, except for August. One member represents each of the 18 supervisory districts and two serve as co-chairs. Commissioners are appointed to one or two-year terms.

What Are the Benefits of Serving on the Milwaukee County Youth Commission?

The Milwaukee County Youth Commission provides young people in Milwaukee County with a unique experience in community service, civic engagement, and policy and budget decision-making.

Youth commissioners receive $12.50 per hour for active participation in Youth Commission meetings and activities. In addition, commissioners receive technology support to participate in remote meetings as well as transportation and a meal for in-person meetings, which generally take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. excet during the August recess. The Youth Commission has direct access to a group of five adult advisors, one of which is appointed by the Youth Commission.

 


Apply to Serve as a Youth Commissioner

The following districts will be open for the 2025 term: 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, and 18th. Applications are now open for the 2025 Term and will close on Friday, September 27, 2024.

The following districts are still open for the 2024 term: 3rd, 8th, 12th, and 17thApplications for these districts will remain open until these vacancies are filled. Available terms are one year- prorated (Jan 2, 2024-Jan 1, 2025) or two years (Jan 2, 2024-Jan 1, 2026).

Image of Districts with open Vacancies - 2024

 

Find Your District and Supervisor

Eligible youth must be age 14 to 18 (as of Jan. 1 of the first year of their term), actively enrolled in high school, and live in Milwaukee County.

Apply to be a Member

Contact [email protected] if you have questions about the application process.

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Adult Advisors

The Milwaukee County Youth Commission has five Adult Advisors appointed by the County Executive, Board Chairperson, and the Commission. Current Adult Advisors include:

Nicolasa Alamilla- Appointed by the Youth Commission (Current term: January 2, 2024-January 1, 2025)
Kyle Ashley- Appointed by Chairwoman Nicholson (Current term: January 2, 2023-January 1, 2025)
Byron Marshall- Appointed by County Executive Crowley (Current term: January 2, 2024-January 1, 2025)
Nikki Todd- Appointed by County Executive Crowley (Current term: January 2, 2023-January 1, 2025)
Supervisor Kathleen Vincent- Appointed by Chairwoman Nicholson (Current term: January 2, 2024-January 1, 2025)

Adult Advisor Overview


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Legislative Information

Find meeting agendas, meeting minutes and other information about the Youth Commission’s legislative activities on the Milwaukee County Legislative Information Center (CLIC). Select “Milwaukee County Youth Commission” under “All Departments” and set other filter parameters for your search.

See Approved Action Items

Youth Commission Adopted Bylaws

Media

https://www.wisn.com/article/milwaukee-police-arrested-kids-485-times-last-year-for-stolen-cars-armed-robberies/42665793

https://www.cbs58.com/news/milwaukee-introduces-first-youth-commission-in-nearly-20-years

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Members of the 2024 Milwaukee County Youth Commission

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Loren Muwonge, Co-Chair, Appointed by County Executive Crowley

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 - Jan. 1, 2025

Mia Moore, Co-Chair, Appointed by Chairwoman Nicholson

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

Sarah Bruett, District 1

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 – Jan. 1, 2026

Marianna Taylor, District 2

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 - Jan. 1, 2026

District 3, Vacant

Shakiya Snow, District 4

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

Ramaro Hopkins, District 5

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 - Jan. 1, 2025

Brody Kaminski, District 6

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 – Jan. 1, 2025

Ezran Anastas, District 7

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

District 8, Vacant

Kassidy Gindt, District 9

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

Daniel Damon, District 10

Term: Jan. 2, 2024 – Jan. 1, 2025

Genevieve Skibicki, District 11

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2026

District 12, Vacant

D’Mario J. Cockfield, District 13

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2026

Ben Elko, District 14

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

Sean P. Libal, District 15

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

Bradley Rhode, District 16

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

District 17. Vacant

Nathan W. Acosta, District 18

Term: Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2025

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