Sammamish Youth Board
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 on the third Wednesday of the month at Sammamish City Hall.
Recruitment is OPEN NOW for the 2023-2024 School Year! Applications are due March 31st, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Please follow the link below that applies to you.
2022-2023 School Year
There are 54 SYB members for the 2022-2023 school year that attend the following:
• 20 - Eastlake High School
• 18 - Skyline High School
• 6 - Tesla STEM High School
• 1 - Renaissance School of Arts and Reasoning
• 1 - International Community School
• 2 - Issaquah High School
• 1 - Pine Lake Middle School
• 1 - Pacific Cascade Middle School
• 3 - Inglewood Middle School
• 1 - Eastside Catholic High School
Members Grades for Fall 2022
• 11 - 12th Grade
• 20 - 11th Grade
• 9 - 10th Grade
• 7 - 9th Grade
• 6 - 8th Grade
• 1 - 7th Grade
- Maanit Goel, Chair, Eastlake High School
- Hongning Wang, Co-Chair, Eastlake High School
- Karan Malhotra, Secretary, Skyline High School
- Sagunya Malhotra, Community Service, Eastlake High School
- Aarna Chowdhary, Programs, Eastlake High School
- Kavya Srikumar, City Liaison, Tesla STEM High School
Interested in Getting Involved?
Attend a Board meeting to provide public comment or just listen in on new ideas. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the Board’s monthly meeting schedule.
Want to Become a Formal Member?
The Sammamish Youth Board consists of teens that have the drive to make a change in Sammamish. 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.
- Help coordinate and participate in monthly community service projects. For example, Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive, Adopt-a-Road, and park or trail restoration projects;
- 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;
- Be currently in grades 5-11 or in a program equivalent to the grades listed above; and
- 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.)