The Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission consists of student appointees who are in grades 7-12 and either reside or attend school in Malibu. The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning the City’s programs and projects that serve young people. The Youth Commission has the authority and responsibility to plan, organize, and implement, with the assistance of appropriate members of the City staff and within budget limits, events, programs, and activities for the young people of the community, and to hold fundraising events to further the work of the Commission. All money raised will be restricted so that it is used exclusively to support the work of he Commission, its events, programs, and activities.
2023-2024 Youth Commission Recruitment
Apply online from February 1 - March 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
First Thursday of every month, September through June (Commission does not meet in July and August)
Meeting agendas and minutes for City boards commissions, and committees are available in the Agenda Center.
The members of the Youth Commission for the 2022-2023 school year were appointed by the City Council at-large on May 9, 2022. All appointments end in June 2023 with the close of the school year.
At the beginning of each fiscal year, the City Council directs the City’s commissions to focus attention on specific work assignments. Those assignments may be modified or new assignments added throughout the year by the City Council. Commission agendas are prepared based on the current year's assignments, so each commission can discuss the issues and report back to the Council with recommendations, as appropriate.
Individuals may serve on only one commission, board, or committee at any given time, in accordance with Council Policy No. 48 – Opportunity to Serve (adopted February 25, 2013). No compensation is paid for participation on any of the City's boards, commissions, or committees.
Active City Councilmembers may not be appointed as a member of any City board, commission, or committee. Councilmembers do serve on City Council Subcommittees and Ad Hoc Committees.
Click on the image below to view a recording of the 2022 Virtual Youth Government Summit.