City of Dixon

Parks and Recreation Commissioner

June 2019 • Dixon, CA

What I liked

I loved the fact that I was able to make a difference in my town and gain valuable experience while doing it.

What I wish was different

Being a student commissioner, I had fewer privileges than the other commissioners, such as no commissioner pay and lower weight of opinion. I only wish I could have been treated as an equal among the commissioners.


To anyone thinking about being a commissioner: you have to be willing to step outside the box. Even though it wasn't in my description, I created, distributed, collected, analyzed, and presented on a series of surveys among other students in my town. That allowed the city to incorporate student feedback into their decisions. Stepping outside the box and doing what you don't have to do is the best way to be a great commissioner. Oh, and you may want to study city documents closer than your textbook right before finals. To know what everyone's talking about, you need to do so.
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