2016-2017 Sammamish Youth Board Membership Application

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Release Date: Mar. 11, 2016

Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well here is your chance to make a difference.

The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish. We are now looking for applicants for the 2016-2017 school year.

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 Halloween Happening, Very Merry Sammamish, Tricks & Flicks, 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 bold on the following page).

To Apply:

Go to the city website www.sammamish.us to complete an electronic application. All applications must be received no later than Sunday, March 27 at 11:59pm.

Your application will be reviewed by current SYB leadership members and City Staff and you will be notified by email no later than May 20 of final selection.

If you have any questions, please email Lynne Handlos, Recreation Coordinator, at lhandlos@sammamish.us.

To be eligible for membership, you must live, work or attend school in Sammamish.