Senior Citizens Commission

The Senior Citizens Commission shall consist of five members who shall be registered of the City, serve without compensation, and be appointed upon the basis of three affirmative votes of members of the City Council based on nominations from members of the City Council. At least five (5) of the Commissioners shall be over 55 years of age. 

Each Commissioner will be appointed to a two-year term with a limit of two terms. Commissioners cannot concurrently serve on two or more commissions. After serving two consecutive terms, Commissioners must wait one year before being eligible to reapply for service on the same commission. 


Meets on the first Thursday evening of every odd month at 6:00 pm (unless otherwise announced and publicly noticed) in the Senior Citizen Community Center at 201 East Bonita Avenue. 


 The powers and duties of the Commission are as follows: 

  1.  To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to   older Americans and their needs, including, but not limited to health and  nutrition, transportation, housing, employment and recreational programs.
  2. To be empowered to assemble information on the problems and their solutions pertaining for older Americans through all means available, including investigation of the availability of grants for senior citizen needs. 
  3. To be empowered on its own initiative to make recommendations to the City Council on matters within its purview. 
  4. To act to facilitate coordination between existing and proposed programs for senior citizens provided by various levels of government. 

 Desirable Qualifications: 

Suggested qualifications for Senior Citizens Commissioners include, but are not limited to, the following knowledge and abilities: 

  1.  Some knowledge, experience and empathy of the concerns and problems of the older individual; 
  2. The ability to enthusiastically research and report on issues, programs, and  policies relating to senior citizens; 
  3. The ability to enthusiastically assist in implementing projects as decided upon by  the Senior Citizen Commission and/or City Council. 
  4. Ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with Commission members, the City Council, residents and the public.
  5. The time and level of commitment to be present and enthusiastically support all  Senior Citizens Commission activities.
  6. The time to enthusiastically attend Commission meeting.  Absence from three (3) consecutive meetings in one year may result in dismissal from the Commission. 
Senior Citizens Commission Members

Commissioners Serve Two 2-year Terms

Wally Nikowitz
Appointed: 08/23
Term Expires: 08/25

William (Bill) Scott Beebe
Appointed: 08/23
Term Expires: 08/25

Nancy A. Brewster
Appointed: 08/23
Term Expires 08/25

Margarita McGee
Appointed: 08/23
Term Expires: 08/25
Sandra Martinez
Appointed: 08/23
Term Expires: 08/25

*San Dimas Senior Citizens Commission
c/o Department of Parks & Recreation
245 E. Bonita Avenue
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 394-6230
Email the Senior Citizens Commission

City Staff Liaison:

Scott Wasserman, Director of Parks and Recreation

*Email communications to Commissioners are considered to be public documents and subject to disclosure.

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