The Youth Involvement Committee was organized by and under the direction of Mayor Blake, and was initially presented in his Inauguration speech in December 2015.  

The committee brings together a diverse group of residents, students, local college graduates, city officials, and school administrators to develop a strategic plan around encouraging more youth (between ages 16-30) to become active participants in local government and civic issues.  

Members of the Committee:

Tom Blake, Mayor
Emily Scully, City Clerk
Deanne Kenney, Resident & MMC Employee
Rob Klaiber, Director of Career Services at Kaplan University
Ross Little, Resident & Chair of the Economic Development Committee
Kailina Mills, Resident & College Student
Richard Romanov, South Portland High School Teacher
Richard Sawyer, USM Student, SMCC Graduate & member of CESIL (Center for Student Involvement & Leadership) at SMCC
Danielle Despins, South Portland School District College Transitions Counselor
South Portland Student Senate Representatives (2)


Agendas & Minutes

File Name Date Added File Size
Youth Involvement Committee Agenda 08.11.16.pdf 8/5/2016 202.77 KB
Youth Involvement Committee Agenda - June 16.pdf 6/9/2016 50.86 KB
Youth Involvement Committee Agenda 5-19-2016.pdf 5/13/2016 93.58 KB
Youth Involvement Committee Agenda.pdf 4/15/2016 56.42 KB