Live Oak seems to be getting more young people involved in government matters as 22-year-old Luis Hernandez is the latest member of the Planning Commission to be installed. Mayor Aleks Tica is just 26-years-old and began his new term as Mayor in December.

Hernandez grew up in Live Oak and is happy to serve the small community that saw him achieve his goals. While in high school, Hernandez was a member of the Sutter County Sheriff's Cadet program where he learned how first responders keep the town safe. During college, he interned with several state officials in Nevada who mentored him and taught him how to help Northern California families.

Devoting time to learn the way government works, Hernandez feels he can help small government and looks forward to attending Live Oak's Planning meetings to devote his time and energy. Recently graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Economic Policy, Hernandez feels he learned a lot of methods that can positively impact the City of Live Oak.

"I am currently in the process of starting an internship with Assemblyman James Gallagher. I believe this internship will help me fully understand how to help Live Oak families. He works with his family's landscaping and agriculture business and will serve on the commission until January 31, 2022.

Hernandez joins commissioners Tyler Eccles, Aaron Eller, Donald Albers, Christine Alcocer, Jeramy Chapdelaine and Ranjit Davit.

"Live Oak is on the move to brighter and bigger things and I would love to be a part of that process," he stated.