Youth Commission

Livonia Youth CommissionMeetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • February, April, August, and October
  • First Thursday of the month
  • City Hall                                                                                          
    Third Floor Conference Room
    33000 Civic Center Drive
    Livonia, MI 48154

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Members

The Commission has nine members appointed by the Mayor for three-year terms:

  • Dan Spurling, Chairperson
  • Jessie Claypoole 
  • Timothy DeWitt 
  • Laura Duggan
  • George Gostias
  • John Grzebik
  • Nadia Ideh
  • Trevor McCann

Mission

Livonia's Commission on Children and Youth exists to identify the needs of our City's youth. Its mission is to respond to those needs by promoting academic leadership, citizenship and community involvement through recognition, events, or programs, which enhance the quality of life for present and future generations of our community.

Purpose

The Commission on Youth and Children recommends policies and general procedures regarding the needs of children and youth and appraises conditions that affect the City’s youth.

Events & Programs

The commission takes part in various events and programs including:

  • Distributing seedlings to Livonia and Clarenceville fourth grade students during Arbor Day week to promote the students' responsibility to the environment.
  • Purchasing prizes for Livonia Spree Family Day to be passed out to children who participate in events and contests at the Spree.
  • Printing and distributing emergency window stickers that identify the location of young children and the elderly in a home.
  • Selecting Spree Memorial Scholarship Award recipients, in conjunction with the Livonia "Spree" Anniversary Committee, for graduating high school seniors. 2018 Scholarship Recipients are Carissa Gidley, Brianna Regan, and Madison Ruffing.
  • Awarding Honor Certificates to all graduating high school seniors with a 3.0-grade average encouraging as well as recognizing academically above-average students.
  • Monetary sponsorship of Livonia high schools' "Senior All Night Graduation Parties" inviting students to complete their graduation ceremonies back at their schools with their classmates.
  • Various themed Activity Nights in a coordinated effort with Livonia Parks and Recreation held at the Kirksey Recreation Center for middle or high school students. The facility is rented after hours to offer area students a safe and fun Saturday night "something to do" with peers.
  • Working with the Livonia Goodfellows to host a Holiday Party for needy children in November.
  • Back to School Supply Program in the summer to provide needy children with backpacks and school supplies.