Taunton Youth Commission

Mission:

The mission of the Taunton Youth Commission is to provide Taunton's youth with a voice in local public/government affairs, develop leadership skills, social responsibility, and civic pride.

Structure:

The structure of the Taunton Youth Commission is within the legal parameters of the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8E - Powers and Duties of Cities and Towns: Youth Commission Establishment, Powers and Duties.  There are 17 students members and 4 adult members appointed by the Mayor for staggered 3 year terms.

Specific functions of the Commission:

  • To serve as a liaison between the Municipal Council and the youth of Taunton.
  • To serve as a forum for the youth of Taunton to present their ideas, needs, and suggestions.
  • To investigate needs, problems, and issues affecting the youth of Taunton.
  • To establish or strengthen services deemed important by the Commission for the youth of Taunton.

Members

Name Affiliation
Marie Angeley

Adult Member

Sean Benard

Coyle & Cassidy High School

Krista DeMello

Coyle & Cassidy High School, President

Adult Member

Michael Fox

Adult Member

Sara Horn

Coyle & Cassidy High School, Secretary

Shawna LaPlante

Taunton High School

Trang Le

Taunton High School

Kailey March

Taunton High School

Matthew McDonald

Taunton High School

Evan Milho

Taunton High School,Vice-President

Katelin Morrissey

Taunton High School

Jessica Poillucci

Taunton High School,Treasurer

Alec Turner

Coyle & Cassidy High School

Jordan Zeiba-Peoples

Taunton, High School

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