2018 – 2019 Youth Commissioners

Maggie Bailey - Chair
Maggie Bailey - Chair12th Grade - Freeman High School
Empowering youth to bring about change in our community, that is what the Chase Youth Commission is all about! As chair this year it my goal to reach as many youth in our community as possible and be an avenue for them to be heard on issues that are meaningful to them. At Freeman High School I am a member of the National Honor Society, FBLA, and FFA where I am the chapter secretary. I am also a Running Start student at Eastern Washington University. I am a youth board member for Camp Fire Inland Northwest as well as a member of the Youth Advisory Cabinet for the national Camp Fire organization. This past year I obtained WOHELO through Camp Fire. I am a member of the Junior Advisory Board for the Spokane Interstate Fair and I was a 2018 Fair Ambassador. These positions have taught me how to achieve goals and how to work well with others. I look forward to using these skills and my four years of experience on the Chase Youth Commission while working with my fellow commissioners to help fulfill our mission.
Brooke DeRuwe - Vice Chair
Brooke DeRuwe - Vice Chair12th Grade - Central Valley High School
I am a Senior at Central Valley High School. I was elected the Treasurer of CV which allows me to be a leader for all students. I love giving back to my community and school. At school I am involved in Green Team, Leadership, Key Club, Unified Sports and LINK. Outside of school I actively volunteer with the Spokane Police Department and Salvation Army. I am passionate about the environment and doing what I can to spread awareness. I am excited to serve as the Vice Chair and am eager to help the youth of Spokane.
Sydney Lennemann
Sydney Lennemann11th Grade - St Georges High School
This is my first year on the commission and I am very excited to serve my community. As a junior at SGS, I am a member of the community service club and the basketball team. This year, I am a youth liaison for Leadership Spokane and I am on the teen board for the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant. I am excited to better my understanding of the local government as well as work with the other commissioners to become a better servant leader within our community.
Dylan Soth
Dylan Soth12th Grade - Lewis & Clark High School
During my third year on the commission, I hope to work closely with my fellow commissioners and our peers. I have found great passion for the issues we have tackled thus far, and I hope to continue the work our tight-knit group has achieved. Also, I have enjoyed developing relationships with our city councilors. Outside of the commission, I am very involved at my high school as senior class president, a varsity lacrosse captain, and co-founder of the hiking club. I cannot wait to see all who we will inspire to make positive contributions to our wonderful city.
Jacki Patnoi
Jacki Patnoi12th Grade - St Georges High School
This is my third year on the Commission. I am very excited to be involved with a great program that involves teens and gives us a real voice in our community.
Eric Liu
Eric Liu11th Grade - Mead High School
The Chase Youth Commission has given me an amazing opportunity to side along the perspective of enhancing and empowering the youth of Spokane. As a junior of 2018, it will be my first year on the CYC. My experiences as participating and being a leader in many clubs and activities have taught me key aspects of teamwork and cooperation. By being on the commission, I hope to serve our community and encourage the well-being in everyone within my potential. And I am honored to join this adventure with peers of similar experiences on the CYC.
Helen Gao
Helen Gao11th Grade - Ferris High School
This is my second year on the Commission and I’m greatly looking forward to serving again! Being so passionate about helping my community, I am especially grateful for this amazing opportunity to represent my peers. It’s transformative to see our local government in action and be able to influence Spokane by speaking out. I’m also involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as the National Honor Society, International Association of Youth, and Ferris’s Math, Robotics, and Science clubs.
Skye Gordon
Skye Gordon12th Grade - Mead High School
I believe a true sense of community is an idea built on trust and teamwork. Through activities like the Mead debate team and drama I have a extensive experience working with others and discovering creative ideas. However, I think the Chase Youth Commission will give me a platform to act as a leader and institute ideas that will facilitate change. I hope to learn about the implementation of policy and the most effective ways to promote empathy and compassion within our community.
Miranda Reed
Miranda Reed12th Grade - Mead High School
This is my third year serving on the commission and I’m very excited I was selected. As a sophomore I try to be as involved in my community as possible. I am a Senior Girl Scout and currently on the board of directors. Outside of Girl Scouts, I volunteer as much as my schedule allows, while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. At Mead, I am in debate, cross country, basketball, sophomore leadership, and DECA.
Abigail Moore
Abigail Moore11th Grade - Lewis & Clark High School
As a Junior, I’m honored to be part of the Chase Youth Commission for a second year. Being part of the CYC not only gives me the opportunity to work as a team, but also to partner with a City Council member or County Commissioner to promote our platform. I also serve as LC’s public relations officer for the class of 2020.

Empowering youth to bring about change in our community.