Community Forum on Teen Drug Use: Warning Signs and Resources

Release Date: October 14, 2019

About the Forum

Date: November 7, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Central Washington University, Sammamish

The City held a Community Forum on Teen Drug Use on November 7, 2019. This event included resource tables featuring community partners and an hour-long panel of presenters discussing teen drug use in Sammamish. Please see below for more information 


View the presentation video below. The slide deck may be found here. 


  • Christie Malchow, Mayor of City of Sammamish
  • Jerry Blackburn, Executive Director of Influence the Choice
  • Eric Gagnon, Detective for the King County Sheriff’s Office
  • Michelle Bennett, Sammamish Police Chief
  • Greg Rudolf, Swedish Pain Services
  • Kristie Neklason, Director of School-Based Behavioral Health at Youth Eastside Services
  • Sara Young, Counselor at Friends of Youth
  • Tom Ehlers, Chair of Sammamish Human Services Commission

Resource Tables

Included below are the organizations that hosted a resource table at the event.  

Organization Contact
Skyline High School Counseling 425-837-7887
Eastlake High School Counseling 425-936-1522
Eastside Catholic Counseling 425-295-3048
CrossPath Counseling 425-369-1111
Friends of Youth


Youth Eastside Services 425-747-4937
Newport Academy


Drug Enforcement Agency 206-553-5443
Rite Aid Pharmacy 425-391-1582
Influence the Choice
Sammamish Police Department 425-295-0770
City of Sammamish 425-295-0500