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.
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.
Joydeep Hazra, Co-Chair
Ananaya Jain, Co-Chair
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
Michael Shiosaki, Director
Patrick Alina, Program Coordinator
The board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 6-8 p.m., at different locations throughout Bellevue (includes community centers and high schools). 2019-2020 Youth Link Schedule
The Youth Link Board does not meet in July or August.