Oakland Youth Commission

The Oakland Youth Commission (OYC) empowers youth to enter the public arena and tackle important issues related to youth. Formed in 1985, OYC develops young leaders in Oakland to engage with city affairs and advise City Council and the Mayor on youth priorities. We currently have 17 youth commissioners between the ages of 13-21 representing all 7 districts in Oakland.

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  • Mia Hatfield, At-Large, Co-Chair
  • Sophia Hesseltine, At-Large, Co-Chair
  • Katie Liang, D5, Operations Officer
  • Bryce Hunt, At-Large, Social Media Officer
  • Nathan Li, At-Large, Graphic Design Officer
  • Olivia Richardson Feldman, At-Large, Organizing Officer
  • Amber Johnson, D6, Ethics Officer
  • Quincy Russell, D3, Secretary
Executive Committee Bios


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OYC History

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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.

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City Hall

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.

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