Youth Link Board

Are you interested in serving on the Youth Link Board? We're recruiting for three youth members for the Board. Fill out and submit the application by Friday, Oct 25.

The Youth Link Board was formed in 1991 by the City Council. Its purpose is to promote diversity, unity and equity for high school youth in Bellevue, representing the youth voice to leadership in our community. Bellevue Youth Link Board is a catalyst for responding to the interests and concerns of young people by engaging the entire community. The Youth Link Board envisions Bellevue as a city where all young people are involved, valued, respected and listened to; where all youth feel safe and are safe; and where they can have fun. Ultimately, the impact of the Youth Link Board is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

Membership

The Youth Link Board consists of 6 to 12 high school youth members (up to age 21), and up to 6 adult members. All Board members are appointed by the City Manager, with two ex-officio positions representing the Bellevue City Council and the Bellevue School District Board. Members serve two-year terms, September through August, with the possibility of one re-appointment.

Current Members

  • Adults:
    Joydeep Hazra, Co-Chair 
    Michelle Bomberger 
    Yan Li 
    Darrel Tsukiji  
    Angela Phan 
    Robin Shen 
     
  • Youth:
    Ananaya Jain, Co-Chair   
    Alin Leyva  
    Amanda Li  
    Jessie Liu  
    Maxim Derkachev 
    Nami Lindquist 
    Natalie Sarabosing 
    Nazli Dakad 
    Ton Bodin   
     
  • Ex-Officio:
    Francine Weist, Bellevue School District Board Liaison 
    Janice Zahn, Bellevue City Council Liaison 
     
  • Youth Liaisons:
    Amanda Li, Eastside Pathways
    Jessie Liu, Eastside Pathways

Parks & Community Services Department

Shelley McVein, Interim Director 
Shelley Brittingham, Assistant Director 
Toni Esparza, Assistant Director 
Patrick Alina, Program Coordinator 

Meetings

Starting in the Fall 2019, the Board will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at different locations throughout the City of Bellevue (includes community centers and high schools).  View 2019-2020 Youth Link Schedule.

The Youth Link Board does not meet in July or August.