Cortez Youth Commission


·         Meetings start at 7:30 pm(summer meetings begin at 3:30 pm).

·         2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

·         Meetings held at City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave, Cortez, CO 81321

·         For any questions, contact Peyton Heitzman at



·         Annika Lewis, Chair

·         Nizhoni Sam, Vice-Chair

·         Vacant, Treasurer

·         Loris Stone, Secretary

·        Willa Rice, Alternate Officer

·         Marissa Moore, Member

·         Sadie Veach, Member

·         Chris Matimba, Member

·         Peyton Heitzman, Management Intern, Staff Liaison

·         Jerry Sam, School Resource Officer, Staff Liaison


Membership Requirements

The Youth Commission is composed of 15 members ranging from ages 14-19, living within Montezuma County. Members are appointed by City Council on an annual basis.