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Sammamish Youth Board

Parks and Recreation

Management Analyst

Janie Walzer
(425) 295 0640

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2019 Sammamish Youth Board in front of yurt

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 for the 2023-2024 School Year is closed. Applicants will be notified Wednesday, April 19th.

2022-2023 School Year

There are 54 SYB members for the 2022-2023 school year that attend the following:

Members Schools
• 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

Leadership 2022-2023

  • 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.  View the  Board’s monthly meeting schedule towards the side side of this page. 

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.)