Published March 16, 1999
Volume 7, Number 3

Business Community Input Sought for Pleasanton Youth Master Plan

Do you have ideas about youth activities in Pleasanton? If so, the Pleasanton Youth Master Plan Steering Committee wants to hear from you. 

The Steering Committee, composed of both adults and middle- and high-school students, has embarked on a mission to create a dynamic and comprehensive plan which is responsive to the full range of needs of young people and their families. 

"The Youth Master Plan is about providing families and particularly their youthful members between birth and age 22 with what they need in order to reach their full potential in life," explains Cindy McGovern, committee co-chair. "It's about a community culture and spirit that supports and mentors our young people to be all that they can be, including activities, programs, and facilities."

According to Tiffany Gabrielson, the freshman representative from Amador Valley High School who will also serve as co-chair, the initial focus of the work of the committee will be information gathering and research. 

"In the coming months, each subcommittee will present many opportunities for involvement by both adults and youth in surveys, focus groups, a community forum, and a resource mapping day," says Gabrielson. "We want everybody's input, no matter their social group, academic standing, or family situation." 

"We are excited about embarking on this project and urge residents and businesses to join us and make their desires known," adds McGovern. "We're working to discover the most critical needs of families and young people." 

The committee meets on the second Monday of the month at the Pleasanton Tennis Complex at the corner of Valley Avenue and Hopyard Road, with the next meeting scheduled for April 12 at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Andy Jorgensen of the City of Pleasanton's Parks and Community Services department at (925) 484-8292. 


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