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.

2020-2021 School Year

There are 57 SYB members for the 2020-2021 school year that attend the following:

  • 26 from Lake Washington School District
  • 25 from Issaquah School District 
  • 6 from private schools.

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. 


The Sammamish Youth Board consists of teens that have the drive to make 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, 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:

The Sammamish Youth Board is currently recruiting for 2021-2022 members, seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish. Specifically, the selection team looks for teens that have creative input and have the follow-through to make their ideas heard. Please complete the membership application below and submit only one application per individual.  All applications must be received no later than Wednesday, March 31 2021 at 11:59pm.  Your application will be reviewed by current SYB leadership members and City Staff and you will be notified by email of their status no later than May 3.  If you are not successful in sending your application or have any questions, please email Lynne Handlos, Recreation Supervisor.

Sammamish Youth Board Application - NEW MEMBER

Sammamish Youth Board Application - RE-APPLYING MEMBER


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