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



·         Christopher Matimba, Chair

·         Annika Lewis, Vice-Chair

·         Erin Brown, Treasurer

·         Nizhoni Sam, Secretary

·         Clarissa Dukeminier, Member

·         Dante Downey, Member

·         Jacob Schuster, Member

·         Kailen Carlson, Member

·         Nanabah Sam, Member

·         Ryan Lee, Member

·         Samuel McAlister, 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.