Mission Statement: We are here to listen to each other’s stories, and learn from each other's diverse perspectives. Our job is to fight environmental inequality; make structural change in our City; appeal to people in positions of authority; and gather tools to take back to our communities so we can mobilize and organize our peers. We believe that climate change is everyone’s problem and that we cannot take life on earth for granted.

Purpose:  The Council develops plans and objectives for the year to help drive ambitious climate action, raise awareness, and engage Angelenos on the solutions. Members of the Council have the opportunity to learn, inform, and take initiative on a number of climate-related topics throughout the year. The Council also engages with counterparts across the world and serves as a model for collaboration in the global effort to combat the climate emergency.

Who Serves on the Mayor’s Youth Council for Climate Action:

All members of the Mayor’s Youth Council for Climate Action live in Los Angeles, are 15-22 years old, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership on climate change, environmental issues or environmental justice
  • Currently studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • Residing in a community negatively impacted by environmental justice issues and disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution (as defined by CalEnviroScreen data as the top 25% scoring area.
  • Applications are accepted in September and terms run from October to May. If you have questions, email sustainability@lacity.org

2020-2021 Mayor’s Youth Council

Nadira Ahmed
Nadira Ahmed
Wilmington
Sophomore at Vladovic Harbor Teacher Prep Academy (LAUSD)
Asher Barondes
Asher Barondes
West Hollywood
Junior at Campbell Hall
Meaghan Corona
Meaghan Corona
South Los Angeles
Senior at James Monroe Senior High Police Orientation & Prep Prog OLC (LAUSD) & Freshman at West LA College
Max Edelstein
Max Edelstein
North Hollywood
Senior at Grover Cleveland High School (LAUSD)
Marissa Guadarrama
Marissa Guadarrama
Koreatown 
Sophomore at Downtown Magnet High School (LAUSD)
Joshua Helguera
Joshua Helguera
Boyle Heights
Senior at Boyle Heights STEM Magnet High School (LAUSD)
Grace Kim
Grace Kim
Boyle Heights
Senior at Fairfax High School (LAUSD)
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
South Los Angeles
Senior at Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan 
Anna Penndleton
Anna Penndleton
South Los Angeles 
Junior at USC
Sheetal Madnani
Sheetal Madnani
South Los Angeles
Senior at USC
Carlos Regalado Figueroa
Carlos Regalado Figueroa
Sun Valley
Freshman at Pitzer College
Maia Supple
Maia Supple
Los Feliz
Senior at John Marshall High School (LAUSD)
Tianna Shaw-Wakeman
Tianna Shaw-Wakeman
West Adams
Senior at USC
Sascha Weiss
Sascha Weiss
Greater Wilshire
Junior at Oakwood School
Marcus Zimmerman
Marcus Zimmerman
Sherman Oaks
Senior at Ulysses S. Grant High School