Youth on City Boards

Residents can volunteer to help guide the City of Brighton by serving on one of our Boards and Commissions, each with specific responsibilities. Each Board and Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and city staff on matters related to its area of responsibility.

Becoming a member of a Board or Commission is an excellent way to become active in the decision-making process of city government and offers citizens an opportunity to provide expertise in areas of individual interest. All positions are voluntary and vary in length of terms and time commitments.

Youth offer a unique perspective to the work of city boards. Youth are affected by the decisions of these city boards and youth voice is necessary to ensure that these decisions are the best possible decisions for the community as a whole.  The Brighton Youth Commission has youth serving on:

The Legacy Foundation

  • Nicole Gutierrez
  • Vacant

The Planning Commission

  • Dahaan Medina
  • Giana Rocha

The Historic Preservation Commission

  • Diana Hernandez
  • Alijah Anaya

The Parks and Rec Advisory Board

  • Vivian Hindman
  • Kaela Cushing 

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission 

  • Ashley Cruz

The Brighton Public Art Committee

  • Andrea Donlucas 

Youth serving in these positions are a liaison between youth in the community and policymakers in the community.