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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!
Hello, my name is Tsedenya Beruk, and I am currently a senior at Mariner High School. One of the most important reasons why I have joined the Youth Advisory Board is to make a positive difference to my community. With this opportunity, finding ways to advocate for my city as a youth is a way for me to leave an impact which is of such an importance to me. At school, I'm currently involved in the National Honors Society, a treasurer for Black Student Union, and a tutor in the Writing Center Program. Things I love to do in my free time are shopping and cooking (preferably traditional foods).
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!
Taniish Agarwal, a senior high school student and a committed volunteer. Currently pursuing the International Baccalaureate on variance lives in South Everett. His research on CRISPR was awarded first place by Everett Innovation Expo, 2019 while studying at Eisenhower Middle school. He felt the magnitude of student engagement while volunteering as a member of Association of WA Student Leader, and Capital Task Force of NSD. Besides being VP of social media for SciOly club, he has been engaged in the community outreach projects of a non-profit organization BAPS, since 2014. Engineering and public service are two fields where he foresees harmony and enthusiasm on a continual basis. He owes all his tennis skills as a Varsity player to the coaches at Mill Creek Tennis. He credits mental conditioning to his first-degree black belt from Grand Master Ki Seung Cho. His favorite pastime is reading autobiographies to historical fiction. Politics and economics are his all-time icebreakers for which is why he the Treasurer of Debate club at his school. He is driven by solutions under green alternatives as sustainability ambassador. His recent summer internship with NIST was an incredible opportunity. He feels that joining YAB is a Kaizen. He is excited to articulate the challenges of public policies & issues, increase the Adult Youth VOICES in Everett, stage youth value and their engagement, assist in developing youth leadership abilities and their interests to volunteerism. He is the Chair of Youth Advisory Board of Everett. Please feel free to connect, share, or send inquiries at email@example.com.
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.
Hi! My name is Saron Mulugeta, and I’m a Junior 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
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.
Hi, my name is Jemyah Reed, and I’m a senior at Everett High School that does running start full-time. At my school, I’m a captain for both the girls’ wrestling team and softball team. In addition, I have connections with numerous Snohomish County community organizations. I've worked as a volunteer for the NAACP, Millennia Ministries, the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee (SCBHC), and the Communities of Color Coalition over the years (C3). I joined the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board in order to advance as a leader, build fresh skill sets, and provide a new viewpoint and approach that might aid in the growth and strengthening of our community.
My name is Vinh and I am a 20 year old Asian/American adult that has lived in Everett all his life. Because this place is my home, I have actively been involved in the community within the past and I hope to continue to do so when looking towards the future. My interests are not exceptionally unique but they do vary. In my free time, I like to talk and hang out with my friends and family. Other activities that I really enjoy are video games, anime, wrestling, and football. Currently, I am working as a Certified Nursing Assistant while attending EvCC. One day, I hope to become a PA.
Hello everyone! My name is Esayta. I am currently a college student at my local community college, and highly involved in my community.The love that I have for the city of Everett is genuinely strong & highly cared for. Although the city itself is amazing in my eyes, I do want to make the city better, within any needs. My main goal for the city is to help people and spread out more opportunities for those in need. I truly believe my hard working skills and passion for the city will allow me to reach the goals that I have for Everett.
Hi! My name is Lanie Thompson, and I’m currently a junior at Everett High School. I’ve lived in Everett for my whole life, and I love my city. I play basketball and soccer at EHS, as well as being the ASB Club Coordinator and the incoming ASB vice president for next school year. I’ve also served our honor society club as treasurer this year. In my free time, I love playing guitar/flute, listening to music, working out, and watching the sunset at the waterfront. I’m passionate about giving a voice to everyone, and I’m excited to serve Everett on a greater scale through being on the board.
My name is Kadijatou Darbie and I am a sophomore at cascade high school. I aspire to go to a 4 year college studying political science in hopes of becoming a lawyer after law school. I really enjoy the youth advisory board and being surrounded by my peers to talk about problems and solutions within our community!
Hello, my name is Mahin Sharma and I’m a senior at Everett High School. I joined the Everett Youth Advisory Board in order to make a difference in our community by creating the best version of Everett we can by using the voices and ideas of the youth. The youth have the power to reach an untapped audience of ourselves to create tremendous change reaching Everett’s potential. I enjoy creating a sense of community within people and believe everybody is one. My goal is to ultimately influence others to contribute to their home community. I tend to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and treated equally. In my spare time, you can catch me listening to music, learning new habits, reading, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to creating change within our community and growing Everett exponentially.
Hi, my name is Madison McNeal, and I am a senior at Everett High School. I am really excited to be a member of the Youth Advisory Board! I love getting involved in my community, and I am the President of Black Student Union and National Honor Society at EHS. I can't wait to learn more about civic engagement and give my time to contribute to this city.