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Morgan Hill CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE Meets 3rd Friday Steve Tate, Chairperson PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION Meets 3rd Tuesday Martin Cheek, Chairperson The Morgan Hill City/School Liaison Committee is made up of eight representa- tives from the city and MHUSD. The Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven-member board that advises the City Council on matters pertaining to planning and development of parks, cultural facilities, recreation programs for all segments, bicycle facilities, and capital expenditures related to said facilities. Commissioners will serve a term of four-years each. Liaison assignments include the Aquatics Center; Centennial Recreation Center (CRC); Library, Culture and Arts Commission; Morgan Hill Unifi ed School District (MHUSD); Morgan Hill Inclusive Playground, Outdoor Sports Center /Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance (OSC/MHYSA); Park Maintenance, Bicycle and Trails, Action Council and Help Morgan Hill Parks. CORPORATE YARD COMMISSION Meets As Needed Roger Knopf, Chairperson The City of Morgan Hill and Morgan Hill Unifi ed School District established the Corporation Yard Commission through a Joint Powers Agreement. The commission discusses and reviews the operation of the Corporation Yard. This commission meets annually and as needed. This commission consists of two-members of the Morgan Hill City Council, two-members of the Morgan Hill Unifi ed School District School Board, and a citizen at large. LIBRARY, CULTURE & ARTS COMMISSION Meets 1st Tuesday Loren Burke, Chairperson The Library, Culture and Arts Commission is a seven-member, volunteer body appointed by the City Council. The group provides advice, recommendations and plans, as well as executes programs for a range of community initiatives. Examples of responsibilities and commitments include, but are not limited to, advising on the adequacy of library facilities; serving as a liaison between the city and the Santa Clara County Library; consulting with private community groups supportive of library and arts programs; arranging city sponsored ar tistic and performance opportunities, stimulating community involvement in the arts; and reviewing and recommending works of art to be acquired by the city or installed on public property. The commission wants to hear from the community about how local authorities can best support local arts. 66 PLANNING COMMISSION Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Rene Spring, Chairperson The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to city growth and development, and on such other matters as may be requested by the council. The commission is a seven-member body and each commissioner serves a term of four-years. San Martin YOUTH ACTION COUNCIL The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a group of teen developmental asset leaders from ages 13 to 19 who give a voice to teens in the community by building assets one teen at a time. The purpose of YAC is to serve as the prominent voice representing the youth in our community. YAC helps the teens of Morgan Hill recognize that they are valued and appreciated as a part of the community (Asset #7: Community Values Youth - young person perceives that adults in the community value youth). As a group of dedicated teenagers, YAC will communicate the desires of teens and create programs and special events where teens can cultivate GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MARCH/APRIL 2016 Developmental Assets through building bonds with other teens and members of the community. All students interested in becoming YAC members must first complete the Youth Leadership Morgan Hill program. They will need to apply to Youth Leadership Morgan Hill (YLMH) in July. Completed application packets must be submitted at the time of registration. Register at any recreation facility — Centennial Recreation Center, Community and Cultural Center or the Aquatics Center) before the first day of the program. YAC Applications will be handed out to the YLMH students on the 2nd day of the program. The YAC application must be submitted on the last day of YLMH in order to receive an appointment for an interview. YAC interviews take place on the first Tuesday after completion of the YLMH program. Selected YAC members will serve a two-year term (one-year for seniors in high school). Terms start on August 1st of each year. As an unicorporated area of Santa Clara County, San Martin does not have the same boards and commissions as the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill but there are still ways to get involved. This includes the San Martin Planning Advisory Committee and the South County Joint Planning Advisory Committee; offi cial committees of Santa Clara County, District 1. For more information on these groups contact Supervisor Mike Wasserman’s offi ce at 408.299.5010 or mike.wasserman@bos. sccgov.org San Martin Neighborhood Alliance is a neighborhood association that meets regulary to discuss local issues and provide input to local agencies. For more information, contact info@sanmartin- neighbor.org. Currently, the SMNA is concerned with several nearby annexation proposals from Gilroy and Morgan Hill. There will be a hearing on the Morgan Hill proposals on March 11, 2016. gmhtoday.com