Youth Committee


The Youth Committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the Youth Community and Volunteer Services Directory and Youth Employment Directory.  The Committee also plans and participates in an annual local youth job fair, review and recommend new teen recreation programs and events, and plan one or two teen recreation programs each year. Youth Committee members participate as volunteers at City sponsored events, provide youth input on various City projects, and work cooperatively with the Dana Point Youth Board. The Committee's goal is to create a positive working relationship with the City Council and other City organizations in an attempt to give the teens of Laguna Niguel a strong voice and presence in the community.

The City is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for vacancies on the Youth Committee. Please CLICK HERE for the application. Completed applications are to be submitted via email to or in-person at City Hall. The deadline for application submission is 5:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2022. 


The Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from September to May at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Additionally, Committee members attend annual joint meetings with the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission. To view Committee agendas and reports, please click the button below. 



The Committee consists of 14 members and two City Council Liaisons. Committee members serve one and two-year terms. All Committee members are high school students residing in Laguna Niguel. To learn more about the recruitment process, vacancies, and qualifications, please CLICK HERE.

Currently, the following individuals serve on the Youth Committee: 

  • Mayor Elaine Gennawey (City Council Liaison)
  • Council Member Kelly Jennings (City Council Liaison)
  • Jackson Tremper - Chair
  • Viuna Farshchian - Vice Chair
  • Ava Adibi
  • Maeve Burdian
  • Ashley Derrington
  • Brian Guilfoyle
  • Sarah Kabbani
  • Jason Liu
  • Cade Mahaffey
  • Donatella Mondino
  • Zoe Neeve
  • Andrew Nesson
  • Sydney Slade
  • Disha Surana