Our CommunityCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Community quality of life is best cultivated when government agencies, non-profit organizations, service clubs, volunteer organizations, the faith community, private businesses, and residents actively participate in decision making. More than 200 registered faith-based and neighborhood organizations, cooperatives, charities, unions, clubs, foundations, and social movements operate in Yucaipa.
Representing the business community, the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes a vibrant business environment through cooperative interaction among business, government, and the community. Its eight committees meet on a regular basis and hold several fund raisers for local scholarships. The Chamber also organizes a float entry for the Christmas parade. The Chamber recognizes the many individuals serving our community through awards such as the Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Peace Officer of the Year, and Firefighter of the Year.
The Yucaipa City Council encourages all civic-minded individuals interested in serving the community to apply for service on commissions and committees. These groups serve in advisory roles to the City Council and influence public policy. They include:
- Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee
- Economic Development Advisory Committee
- Finance Committee
- General Plan Advisory Committee
- Healthy Yucaipa Committee
- Mobilehome Rent Review Commission
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Planning Commission
- Solid Waste Committee
- Trails & Open Space Committee
- Vector Control Committee
- Youth Advisory Committee
Yucaipa’s civic leaders desire to include youth in civic affairs and invite youth to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Healthy Yucaipa Committee, or Youth advisory Committee.
Yucaipa is home to approximately 50 churches and faith-based organizations that play an active role in community life. While largely concentrated in the central core, places of worship for all faiths are woven into the fabric of most City neighborhoods. Many of Yucaipa’s churches collaborate to donate food to the community through the Interfaith Community Support Center of Yucaipa. Yucaipa’s faith-based community is also active in educating youth and adults through music programs, educational venues, and numerous other services to the Yucaipa community.