Youth Commission of Cincinnati

Youth Commission of Cincinnati

Youth Commission of Cincinnati


The Youth Commission of Cincinnati (the "YCC") was established by Cincinnati City Council in April, 2012.  The YCC will act as a voice for the concerns of Cincinnati youth, will advise the Mayor and City Council on their needs, and will guide city leaders on decisions relating to youth issues.  To read the full motion creating the commission, click here.

Board Members

The YCC is comprised of a City Council representative and board members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Board members are drawn from a diverse group of organizations with experience working with youth. The YCC also includes several staff liaisons from the City Administration. All members serve two-year terms.

Below is a list of current YCC members.

City Council Representative

Councilmember Yvette Simpson

Board Members

Greg Landsman, The Strive Partnership (Co-Chair)

Dr. Monica Mitchell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Co-Chair)

Patricia Nagelkirk, United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Co-Chair)

Geoffrey Hollenbach, Lighthouse Youth Services

Dr. Carla Johnson, The University of Cincinnati

Dr. Terry Joyner, Educational Resource Consultants of Ohio, Inc.

Ellen Katz, The Children's Home of Cincinnati

Jane Keller, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Shawn Kerley, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Angela Lipscomb, Price Hill Athletic Association

Ayanna Love, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division

Joseph Malek, Walnut Hills High School

Sherry Kelley Marshall, Southwest Ohio Workforce Investment Board

Dr. O'dell Owens, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Dr. Rebekah Pershing, TriHealth

Cary Powell, Catholic Inner-City Schools Education (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

Dorothy Smoot, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati

Pastor Ennis Tait, Church of the Living God, C.W.F.F.

Moira Weir, Hamilton County Job and Family Services

Vanessa White, Cincinnati Board of Education

City of Cincinnati Staff Liaisons

Ellen Berninger, Cincinnati Health Department

Officer Alisha Harley, Cincinnati Police Department

Dr. Ericka King-Betts, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission

Denisha Porter, Cincinnati Health Department

Nyemah Stark, Community Development Department

Mike Thomas, Cincinnati Recreation Commission