Sammamish Youth Board

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The mission of the Sammamish Youth Board (SYB) is to unite youth, adults and government to form a relationship that promotes equality and mutual respect, as well as to create integral activities that lead to a stronger community.

Local middle and high school students are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings and SYB sponsored events. SYB meets monthly during the school year. Meetings are typically at 6:30 pm the third Wednesday of the month at Sammamish City Hall.

2019-2020 School Year

There are 52 SYB members for the 2019-2020 school year that attend the following:

  • 24 from Lake Washington School District,
  • 19 from Issaquah School District,
  • 5 from Choice Schools through the Lake Washington School District and
  • 4 from private schools.
LEADERSHIP position school grade
Aleena H. Chair Skyline Senior
Atul R. Co-Chair Eastlake Senior
Rohan K. Community Services Chair Eastlake Junior
Aurora A. Programs Chair Eastside Catholic Senior
Liam M. City Liaison Eastlake Senior
Georgio M. Secretary Eastlake Senior

Interested in Getting Involved?

Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well here is your chance to make a difference.

The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish. We are now looking for applicants for the 2020-2021 school year.

The board looks for teens that have creative input and have the follow-through to make their ideas heard.

Applicants should be interested in interacting with city officials, planning events for youth and helping make decisions that will affect the future of the city of Sammamish.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help coordinate and participate in monthly community service projects, such as Mayors Month of Concern Food Drive, Adopt-A-Road and park or trail restoration project;
  • Help plan and manage community-wide events, such as Sammamish BOO!, Very Merry Sammamish, etc.;
  • Maintain relationships with community members, such as the Parks Commission, School Superintendent, City Police, and City Council.


  • To be eligible for the Sammamish Youth Board, the applicant must reside, work, go to school, or perform some legitimate activity within the Sammamish city limits.
  • The applicant must be currently in grades 7-11 or in a program equivalent to the grades listed above.
  • The applicant must have a great desire to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities involved with the Sammamish Youth Board (specific time commitments are noted in the applications below

To Apply:

Returning Member Application

New Member Application

All applications must be received no later than Sunday, March 29th 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Your application will be reviewed by current SYB leadership members and City Staff and you will be notified by email no later than May 31st of final selection.

If you have any questions, please email Lynne Handlos, Recreation Supervisor, at



Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
12/13/2017 6:00 PM
11/15/2017 6:00 PM
10/18/2017 6:00 PM
Staff Contact