Youth Advisory Board

These students’ unique perspective will be valuable as I continue working to find long-term solutions to the problems that face their families, their community, and this country.  I look forward to working with these bright young people who call the Eighth District home.” - Congressman Dave Reichert

NOTICE: Applications for 2017 have closed.

What is YAB?

The Youth Advisory Board was formed to hear from our young constituents and learn about what issues concern them most.

YAB is student-driven and led. Therefore, the agenda is based off whatever the students want to do. On previous boards, students have shown interest in reading bills in Congress and discussing them in a roundtable setting, meeting business and community leaders around the district, touring businesses and non-profits, hearing from guest speakers, and learning professional development skills. 

YAB is a year-term/August to August and is open to all high school students (freshmen to seniors).  Meetings are rotated around the district where Board Members reside, and depending on how often the Board wants to meet, we will meet up to three times every month.  

Who May Apply

To apply for Congressman Reichert’s Youth Advisory Board, you must be: 

  • A constituent of the Eighth Congressional District
  • A high school student
  • A United States citizen

Application Procedure

To apply you will need to provide Congressman Reichert’s Office the information listed below:

  • A completed application.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation may not come from family members, and at least one letter must be from a school official.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Essay – the topic should address why you would like to serve on Congressman Reichert’s Youth Advisory Board. 
  • A completed Media Release.

When Should You Apply

Please send all required material listed above to the below address by mail or fax. 

Congressman Dave Reichert

Attention:  Jacques Imperial, Senior Outreach Manager

22605 SE 56th Street, Suite 130

Issaquah, WA 98029

P:  425.677.7414

 F:  425.270.3589

Interviews & Appointments

Interviews will be conducted at the Issaquah office by Jacques Imperial, the Youth Advisory Coordinator for Congressman Reichert in the summer.  Official notifications will be sent by mail.  Appointments will be made shortly after.


Please contact Jacques Imperial, Senior Outreach Manager at Congressman Reichert’s Issaquah office: or 425.677.7414.

It is your responsibility to see that all materials are received for consideration of Congressman Reichert’s Youth Advisory Board Membership by the deadline.