Oakland is experiencing a network outage that is affecting key services. Several non-emergency systems within the City of Oakland are currently impacted or offline. Thank you for your patience while we work to restore services.

Oakland Youth Commission

The Oakland Youth Commission (OYC) empowers youth to enter the public arena and tackle important issues related to public safety, housing, civic engagement, and health. Formed in 1985, OYC advises City Council and the Mayor on youth priorities. We currently have 17 youth between the ages of 13 and 18. We welcome transitional-aged youth between 18-25 to join us as Peer Advisors and Community Ambassadors.

Youth Speak Out with Youth Vs. Apocalypse on 2/24 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza

Youth Vs. Apocalypse with Oakland Youth Commission will be organizing a Youth Speak Out happening on February 24, 2023 at Oscar Grant Plaza from 11am-1pm.

Oakland Youth Commission in collaboration with Youth vs. Apocalypse school clubs will be organizing a Youth Speak Out happening on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Oscar Grant Plaza from 11am-1pm.

This will be a chance for Oakland youth, especially those in YVA clubs or schools, to share their experiences around climate and society with their peers and elected officials. The event will feature youth speakers, art, and performances. We want the voices of youth to be heard and to have a space where youth can advocate for climate justice in a supportive community.

If you work with a school that could use support in attending, such as transportation, chaperones, lunches, or presentations: Please complete this request form
For youth or allies who want to join a coordinating committee: Please invite them to fill out this sign up form at bit.ly/yvaspeakout for OUSD teachers, please complete field trip forms here: Day Field Trip Request

Please reach out with any questions to carolynclara@youthvsapocalypse.org or to the YVA organizer at your school!

2022-2023 Commissioners

After a successful recruitment process, we are thrilled to introduce our new commission. We have 13 new and 4 returning members from across the city. We are proud to have increased our public school representation on the commission, as well as diversified our racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ representation.

Executive Committee Members from 2022-2023 Cohort

Three hands raising three flags with words Oakland Youth Commission in each flag respectively. First flag has Oakland tree logo, second flag has fist of power, and third flag has Oakland skyline.
  • Hayden Thompson, At-Large, Co-Chair
  • Bria Woodland, At-Large, Co-Chair
  • Romero Wesson, At-Large, Operations Officer
  • Airieanna Murrell, D2, Social Media Officer
  • Cassandra Young, At-Large, Social Media Officer
  • Brian Ibarra Morales, D7, Graphic Design Officer
  • Nathan Li, At-Large, Graphic Design Officer
  • Mia Hatfield, D1, Organizing Officer
  • Emily Chachagua, D6, Ethics Officer
  • Quincy Russell, D3, Secretary
Executive Committee Bios

Meet the OYC Staff


OYC History

Learn more about our past campaigns through the following pages!

Watch our video to learn about the Oakland Youth Commission!


Youth know what's best for us, and with the support of adult allies, we can influence positive lasting change in our community. We are committed to listening and providing opportunities to engage in local government.

Contact Us



Youth are invited to attend all Commission meetings.

Phone Numbers

Email Address

Business Hours

We meet as a full Commission from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month.

Social Media