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Highlands Council Welcomes New Trustee: David Ngai

Highlands Council Board of Trustees David Ngai Issaquah Highlands

As published in November 2017 Connections

The Board of Trustees are the governing body over the staff and mission of the Highlands Council. This self-perpetuating board is comprised of seven members that represent the stakeholders of our community: homeowners, multi-family, and retail/commercial representatives. This fall the Highlands Council Board of Trustees appointed a new representative from our retail/commercial stakeholder group, David Ngai. David replaces the long-serving Dr. Ray Besharati of Highlands Dentistry.

David owns the Allstate Insurance office located at the corner of Highlands Drive and High Street, on the same block as the Park & Ride. David is also a homeowner. Together with his wife and three teenage children, they have lived in Issaquah Highlands for seven years and reside in the 26th Avenue neighborhood.

David believes there are two groups in the Issaquah Highlands, “Those very involved and those who are not.” He wants to see what can be done to “bring the latter closer to the community.”

David was also elected to the position of Treasurer for the Highlands Council Board of Trustees. David is more than qualified for this role. He has a BS from NYU’s Stern School of Business and over 20-years of experience in the technology, trading, investment, and insurance fields of business. Most recently, David completed his term as treasurer for the IHCA’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee chairperson.

David enjoys “being involved with the inner workings of this community where it makes sense to contribute to its betterment.” I met David shortly after he relocated to Issaquah Highlands. He stopped into Blakely Hall to learn more about the community and how he could get involved. David has supported the mission of Highlands Council for many years as a Highlands Day volunteer, through Allstate grant funding of the Highlands Youth Advisory Board, and most recently donating emergency supply kits (provided by Allstate Insurance) to be distributed at Highlands Day at the Issaquah Citizen Corps emergency preparedness booth. We know David will bring tremendous leadership to our organization.

The next Highlands Council Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled from noon – 2pm on December 5th at Blakely Hall. For more information about Highlands Council visit or contact me at or 425-507-1110.