Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission acts as an advisory group to the City Council, providing guidance on how best to meet the human service needs of the City. 

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The Commission will make recommendations to the City Council on topics such as: 

  • Development of human services in Sammamish
  • Determination of human services priorities 
  • Human services grants and funding requests
  • Emerging human services issues or concerns


  • Jodi Nishioka, Human Services Commissioner - Position 1 (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • Nushina Mir, Human Services Commissioner - Position 2  (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • Stanley Gunno, Human Services Commissioner - Position 3  (term ends 1/31/2024)
  • Mark Heilman, Human Services Commissioner - Position 4  (term ends 1/31/2024)
  • Julie Varness, Human Services Commissioner - Position 5  (term ends 1/31/2025)
  • Richard BenackHuman Services Commissioner - Position 6  (term ends 1/31/2025)
  • Joyce Bottenberg, Human Services Commissioner - Position 7  (term ends 1/31/2026)


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