Cupertino Teen Commission

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The Commission consists of nine members, with the intention if possible to include at least one person from each public middle school and public high school in Cupertino. Membership on the Commission is limited to Cupertino residents. Members may attend schools outside of the city limits, or be schooled at home. Commissioners must be in 8th through 12th grade while serving on the Commission.

The powers and functions of the Teen Commission are to advise the City Council and Recreation and Community Service Department staff on issues and projects important to youth. All meetings are open to the public, and held on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May.

Teen Commission 2018-2019 work plan coming soon.

 Projects we've worked on in the past:

  • Bobatino
  • Youth Activity Board implementation
  • <hack> Cupertino 2017, 2018
  • Pizza & Politics - view video here.
  • Giving Tree, partnering with West Valley Community Services
  • YAC Attack   
  • Attending YES Conference in San Francisco

Meet your 2018-2019 Cupertino Teen Commissioners

Sidharth (Sid)


Teen Commission


Junior @ MVHS



  1. I'm a big fan of the American TV show, The Office.
  2. I like to code.
  3. I admire the concept of dry-erase markers.

Shivani Sahni

Teen Commission Vice Chair

Freshman @ CHS

  1. My favorite food is Italian food.
  2. My favorite after school activity is to Dance.
  3. My favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars

Christina Lau

Senior @ MVHS

  1. I love film music.
  2. My favorite TV show is Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  3. My favorite store is target.

Emily Chan

8th grader @

St. Andrews

  1. My favorite TV show is the Office.
  2. My favorite food is Japanese food.
  3. If I were shipwrecked, the 3 items I would bring are: a jet with a GPS, the coast guard, and a pilot.

Sarah Tan

Freshman @ MVHS

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  1. I can understand 4 different languages/dialects.
  2. I have been to Hawaii around 4 times
  3. I am super clumsy.



Varsha Subramanyam

Sophomore @ MVHS

  1. My favorite food is Taco Bell.
  2. My favorite TV show is Parks and Rec.
  3. My favorite country ever visited is Italy because of the food!

Juliet Shearin

8th grader @

Lawson MS

  1. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  2. My favorite move is The Princess Bride.
  3. I have the cutest pug in the world.

Vanitha Vemula

Junior @ CHS

  1. My favorite food is Ice Cream.
  2. My favorite TV show is The Vampire Diaries.
  3. My hidden talent is sleeping.

Madhavan Krishnan

Freshman @ CHS

  1. I won the California State Geographic Bee in the 6th grade.
  2. I won $30,000 on the TV Show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
  3. I have played piano since I was 5 years old.


For additional information about recruitment, please contact the Clerk's office at 408.777.3223.

Questions about the current commission can be directed to Danny Mestizo at 408.777.3120, or