The Sammamish Comment is a volunteer, residents-led news organization, dedicated to keeping the people of Sammamish informed about local and regional issues impacting their lives. We draw on the expertise and integrity of our contributors to shed light on the actions of the city and its officials and to promote transparency.
We hold integrity and accuracy in reporting at the highest regard and provide varied opinions about the issues affecting Sammamish.
Sammamish Comment was founded in 2002 (or thereabouts) by Scott Hamilton to provide news and comment independent of official city statements, press releases and newsletters.
Miki Mullor – Editor
Mullor has been a Sammamish resident since 2006. Mullor is a high tech executive and a serial entrepreneur. Mullor, an attorney by education, applies his experience in business and in high stakes litigation to expose governmental misconduct.
Mullor is assisted by an Editorial Board made of several residents:
Ken Gamblin – a Sammamish resident since 2015, Ken publishes a neighborhood magazine featuring Sammamish-centric stories and local businesses. He is also a local activist, and one of the admins of the “Save Sammamish” Facebook group.
Scott Hamilton – Hamilton founded Sammamish Comment in 2003 to fill a void in reporting in Sammamish that existed from the newspapers that at the time. Hamilton is a career journalist and an aviation consultant. He moved to pre-incorporation Sammamish in 1996.
He became involved in traffic concurrency and land use actions when he appealed three projects approved by King County, and prevailed in each. He served on the Planning Advisory Board in 2001-2003, which wrote the city’s first Comprehensive Plan, and on the Planning Commission 2004-2009, which wrote the Town Center plan.
Hamilton moved from Sammamish in August 2016, maintaining his position as Editor of Sammamish Comment until December 2018, when he was succeeded and assumed the position as Founder and member of the newly created Editorial Board.
Paul Stickney – Born and raised in Southern California. Graduated University of Montana (Missoula) School of Forestry with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation. Market expert residential real estate broker since 1977.
Moved to the Eastside in 1990 and to Sammamish in 2013. Involved with Sammamish since its incorporation, but especially so the last five years, having attended virtually every City Council and Planning Commission meeting.
Sharon Steinbis – Sammamish resident since 1985, Sharon is a biologist and environmental activist: co-chair Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat group, formed the Stormwater Stewards to restore stormwater ponds as wildlife and pollinator habitat, member of the Sammamish Plant Stewards, who contribute to restoration efforts in Sammamish parks and salvage native plants from the bulldozer.
Debbie Treen – Debbie and her husband, Kent, moved to Sammamish in 2010 where they are restoring their backyard wildlife sanctuary using native plants. Previously she worked with environmental groups and the Washington State Legislature to enact the Growth Management Act (GMA) in 1990. Her activism led her to serve as a Bothell council-member for 6 years and mayor for two.
Celia Wu – Sammamish resident since 2004, Celia is a media executive by profession, you can also find Celia refereeing on the soccer field or basketball courts as a referee at the competitive youth and high school levels. Celia holds a BA from Hampshire College and is a candidate for a masters degree from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism.
All work on The Comment is volunteer work.