Calabasas Mayor David Shapiro, in his State of the City Address, named the Mayor’s Youth Council as his “Citizens of the Year.”
The Youth Council is made up of students ages 14 to 21 who are residents of the city and get to interact and advise the Calabasas City Council.
This past year the accomplishments of the Mayor’s Youth Council included fentanyl awareness programs, voter registration drives, clothing collections for local and overseas needs, including Ukraine, and anti-bullying campaigns.
Many of the youth councilmembers also serve on city commissions.
The Mayor’s Youth Council makes recommendations to the City Council on matters of interest to young people in the community and to do the following: help young people understand, appreciate, and participate in the workings of their local government; help young people register to vote; establish a rapport between students and student governments in the City’s schools and the City and wider community; and work with other youth councils across the United States.
Council board members include Jordan Matalon, Chair, Siena Goldfarb, Vice Chair, Ethan Perlmutter, Secretary, Lauren Avedis, Delaney Grayson, Morgan Konheim, Gia Parker, Navin Parmar, Daniel Perlmutter, Bella Raichelson, Dylan Rothman, Brayden Rumack, Avi Shah, Noah Shapiro, Avery Shellow, Anthony Sherman, Madeline Strauss, Ryan Trachuk, Noah Weintraub and Zoe Kramar.