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About the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board
The Mayor's Youth Advisory board will be a group of 12-15 members, age 16-20. These members will meet a minimum of once a month, depending on current projects, throughout their one-year term. The board will focus on the representation of youth in public policy, as well as their engagement in the Everett community.
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board will represent our community’s diverse youth in legislation, policies and City practices. They will also work to provide resources to our youth population in Everett and provide important feedback to the mayor. The goal of this board is to ensure the inclusion and representation of our future leaders in the Everett community.
Nichole Webber, Director of Engagement - Nwebber@everettwa.gov
Hello! My name is Daniel Bekele, and I attend Everett High School as a junior. Some of my interests are coding, basketball, and listening to music. My favorite song is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Although I was born and raised in Everett, I just recently moved to Marysville. The Everett Family YMCA is one of my favorite spots in Everett. I’m happy to be a part of the Youth Advisory Board and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do as a team!
Hi! My name is Saron Mulugeta, and I’m a senior at Everett High School. Being engaged in the Everett community is important to me because it allows me to improve the circumstances of youth in a meaningful way and make a difference in improving the lives of people in the Everett community by giving the perspective of teens who can voice their opinions on education, academic challenges, schooling, curriculum, youth resources, and community development. In my spare time I love to listen to music, playing the flute/guitar, and spending time with my friends and family. I’m excited to be apart of this board and use my voice to help Everett reach it’s full potential
Hello Everett! My name is Shannon Chang and I’m a part of the class of 2024 at Everett High School. At school I participate in student government, the art community, girl’s wrestling and tennis, NHS, DECA and TSA. Outside of school I am a part of the WA DECA DEI Team and a YEOC (Young Executives of Color) mentee at UW Foster. My motivations for joining Everett’s Youth Advisory board lie in my passion for DEI: Diversity, equity and inclusion. Our world is like an ecosystem, where greater diversity makes us stronger and healthier. It is critical to have the views and opinions of different people in order to make the city of Everett what it is today and continue to grow it. Giving back to the community is so important to me because Everett is my home an has given so much to me already. Some things I really care about are accessible public transportation, equitable youth opportunities, schooling/curriculum and community growth. I’m beyond excited to be joining this board and I strive to be a reliable voice for all of our youth here in Everett!
Hi, I’m Avery Thompson and I’m so excited to be a member of the Youth Advisory Board! I love our community and all the different people and voices that are a part of it. As a student, athlete, and the ASB President at Everett High School, I get the privilege of engaging with countless different people at my school and in the broader community. I also love music and play piano with the SCMTA (Snohomish County Music Teachers Association), and some of my hobbies include baking, gardening, and thrifting. It’s incredible to be a part of this board and I can’t wait to work with my fellow members.
Hello, my name is Noah Mekonen and I am a sophomore at Glacier Peak High School. I joined the youth advisory board to make a positive impact on my community. A couple of my hobbies are basketball and playing games. Even though I don’t live in Everett anymore, I was raised in Everett and still enjoy going to the ymca over there. I can’t wait to improve the city of Everett and have fun.
Hello! My name is Lanie and I’m a senior at Everett High School. This year, I’m serving as the ASB Vice President at EHS. I’m also involved in girls Varsity soccer and basketball as captain, Honor Society, and I’m starting a tea & mindfulness club this year! I joined YAB because I truly love Everett and I want to see positive change enacted, especially by strong young people like my peers on this board. In my free time, I love to play and listen to music, crochet, write, read, and spend time with my family and cats.
Hi! I'm Aleeza Umboh, a senior at Mariner High School. I am involved in my school's ASB leadership, currently serving as ASB President from 2022 to 2023. I love art, books, cats, and law! I hope to pursue an undergraduate degree in the humanities, and eventually, enter law school.
Hi ! I’m Justin Amaral, a junior at Mariner High School. I’m involved in YEOC, I’m a member of the superintendent's student council for the Mukilteo District. I hope to pursue the presidency (Of America). So support (me) ! Anyway, I’m happy to serve on the board and make Everett a better and more welcoming place!!!
Hello, my name is Helen White and I am very excited to be apart of the Youth Advisory Board! I feel honored and privileged to work with so many amazing members. I am a junior at Everett High School, and am involved in multiple different clubs, student government, NHS, and Leadership. In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading, or being with my friends and family. I am born and raised in Everett, and am very passionate about giving back to my community. I am committed to social equity and bringing everyone's voice to the table, and am passionate about a variety of injustices in our community.
Hello! My name is Eva Wagner and I’m a freshman at Cascade senior high school. Along with being on the youth advisory board I am an avid member of Washington's youth and government program and a tennis player on my school team. I’m interested in infrastructure, LGBTQ rights, and environmental preservation. I’m very excited to be able to help the community and work to make Everett a better place.