Youth Community Involvement Board


The Youth Community Involvement Board (YCIB) was created for the purpose of reviewing issues to related to the quality of life and recreational needs of the youth of the Village of Palmetto Bay. The YCIB is an established board to the Village Manager and is not subject to the public meetings law. The scope of the YCIB is as follows:


Advise the Manager as to the quality of life and recreational needs of the youth of the Village. 
Assist in the planning, promotion, and implementation of programs and services for youth and teens of the Village.
Participate in Village events such as the Village picnic, Earth Week, and sponsored events, including but not limited to Relay for Life, and other events as determined to be appropriate. 
Foster a greater involvement of youth and teens in municipal government and community service. 


Initial appointments shall be announced at the September regular council meeting. Appoints to replace any vacancies may be made as needed. The YCIB shall consist of twenty-one (21) school students who reside within, are home schooled, or who attend public or private schools within the municipal limits of Palmetto Bay. Membership shall be limited to less than age twenty-one (21) at the beginning of the school year and members may remain at the end of the school year. Each member of the Village Council shall appoint three (3) students to serve on the YCIB, including the Mayor and Vice Mayor. Each Charter Officer shall appoint two members. A quorum shall be eleven members. 


Members shall meet regularly with the Director of Parks and Recreation and/or Special Events Coordinator or designee(s) to address the matters as defined in its scope. Staff assistance to the YCIB shall be provided by the parks and recreation department. The Mayor shall select the Chair and Secretary for the YCIB from the 21-member boyd, who shall be responsible for providing a written record of the proceedings of the Council that shall be regularly submitted to the Village Manager. The YCIB shall prepare and present to the Village Manager meeting minutes as part of is written reports as well as may submit recommendations to the Village Manager as they deem appropriate. Members of the YCIB shall serve without compensation. 


The YCIB shall not engage in political activity or expression in Village of Palmetto Bay municipal elections. No member of the Village Council or candidate for Village office may solicit any member of the YCIB to participate in any municipal campaign.  

Chairperson & Liaisons: 
Council Liaison: Karyn Cunningham
Staff Liaison: Fanny Carmona


  • Tatum Rivera - Co-Chair
  • Jacob Dewitt - Co-Chair
  • Monica Shah - Vice Chair
  • Allison Strasius - Secretary 
  • Mackenzie Hochman
  • Marissa Tellem
  • Monica Shah
  • Nicole Gazo
  • Valentina Nicoli

Council Liaison: Mayor Karyn Cunningham
Staff Liaison: Fanny Carmona (Parks & Rec. Director) 


  • 5:00 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday of every other month
  • Village Hall
    9705 E Hibiscus Street
    Palmetto Bay, FL 33157