The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee met on January 10, 2019 and started the meeting with a discussion of the upcoming event, Songs for Seniors. Committee Member Kyle Wade presented the proposed application and the process for applying to perform at the event. Some edits to the application were suggested and the Committee decided to postpone the event until March 16th. The Committee confirmed that community service hours will be awarded to all who perform at the event.
The Committee then discussed their participation in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade and their experience riding on the surreys. They all agreed that it was a positive team building activity and suggested that in the future the vendor could pick up the surreys by Crown Valley Park, to avoid riding up the steep hill to City Hall.
The Committee then discussed the conversion of their Facebook and Instagram accounts into business accounts. These accounts will be used for educating the public about the Youth Committee, promoting Youth Committee events, and developing a stronger following. Staff will convert the accounts this month and notify the social media sub-committee when the accounts are converted.
Pizza with Police was next on the agenda, and we discussed approaching the Chamber of Commerce for prizes for attendees, community service hours and promoting the event in the high schools. Parks and Recreation staff brought posters and flyers to advertise the event, and everybody loved them.
The Committee then discussed the Live Clean Initiative. Suggestions of having testimonials by recovered addicts, along with facts and data about drug use will be posted on the Instagram account. Sub-Committee members were encouraged to bring facts about drug use to the next meeting.
Parks and Recreation staff provided an update about the High School Job and College Fair invitations and responses. A goal of 250 attendees was discussed, which would be a 25% increase from the 2018 event.
The last item discussed was the annual Music and Arts Festival. This year the event will be called the Music Festival and will be held at Sea Country Community Center due to the construction at Crown Valley Park. Mayor John Mark Jennings informed the Committee about the 30th anniversary of the City. He encouraged Committee Members to “think big” and come to the meetings with ideas for incorporating the 30th celebration into their existing events.