Committees Governed by Highlands Council
Connections is managed by the Communications Committee of the Highlands Council. The Communications Committee acts based on a Statement of Purpose & Guidelines, and reserves the right to determine the newspaperâ€™s publication schedule, select articles for publication, edit for content, and determine when an article will be published. The Communications Committee realizes that the exercise of press freedom entails a heavy burden of responsibility. That responsibility includes not only the right to print, but also the right not to print, for the committee recognizes that the reputation of Issaquah Highlands and the opinions of its readers can be shaped, at least in part, by Connections.
The Communications Committee meets monthly, led by the Editor of Connections News. The committee is made up of community stakeholders that include an IHCA staff representative, a YWCA Family Village representative, residents and business owners.Committee calendar
Community Garden Committee (CGC)
The Issaquah Highlands Community Garden Program provides year round community garden space for residents and an opportunity for recreation, social interaction, creative and artistic expression as well as providing a sustainable, fresh food source. The CGC shall oversee the operations of the community garden between the garden participants, the Trustees, and Highlands Council staff facilitator. The CGC will advise the Trustees about policies, procedures, and specific actions that may best serve the community.
The Community Garden Committee meets monthly, led by the elected chairperson/s. The committee is made up of community gardeners from both the Vista and Sunset Walk patch locations.
Highlands Youth Advisory Board (HY)
The Mission of the HY Board is to unify Issaquah Highlands middle and high school students through meaningful and fun social experiences; creating lasting memories and building pride in our community. The HY will be overseen by the Trustees, and Highlands Council Director. The HY will advise the Trustees about policies and specific actions that may best serve the youth of our community.
HY meets monthly, led by Highlands Councilâ€™s Executive Director. Appointments to HY are made via an application and interview process each fall. If selected the student representative serves a 2-year term and may reapply at the end of each term as long as they are in good standing, until they graduate from high school.Committee calendar