About: The Sammamish Youth Board (SYB) consists of local middle and high school students. They are appointed by the City Council. Their mission is to unite youth, adults, and government to form a relationship that promotes equality and mutual respect. Their purpose also includes creating 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.
2023-2024 School Year
There are 39 SYB members for the 2023-2024 school year that attend the following:
- 1 - Beaver Lake Middle School
- 1 - Bellevue College
- 16 - Eastlake High School
- 2 - Eastside Catholic High School
- 1 - Eastside Preparatory School
- 1 - Evergreen Middle School
- 1 - Homeschool
- 1 - Inglewood Middle School
- 8 - Skyline High School
- 2 - Tesla STEM High School
- 1 - International Community School
- 2 - Issaquah High School
Members' Grades for Fall 2023
- 8 - 12th Grade
- 9 - 11th Grade
- 11 - 10th Grade
- 4 - 9th Grade
- 6 - 8th Grade
- Hongning Wang, Chair, Eastlake High School
- Maanit Goel, Co-Chair, Eastlake High School
- Grace McIntyre, City Liaison, Eastlake High School
- Abby Arroyo, Community Service Liaison, Skyline High School
- Aarna Chowdhary, Secretary, Eastlake High School
- Ellie Yoon, Program Chair, Issaquah 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. Applicants for 2024-2025 will open in February 2024.
- 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;
- 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.)