Diversity Advantage Staff

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Linda Whitehead

Dr. Linda Whitehead

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

(lwhitehead@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-7886)
Linda leads the city's efforts to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion for the people the city serves, as well as city staff. She joined Bellevue in August 2021, after a 30-year career in public schools.

In education, Linda progressed from teacher to superintendent, creating policies and procedures that supported equity and inclusion. She has worked with national organizations and community groups, including the Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network and Bellevue Network on Aging, to develop policy and foster effective leadership and organizational change for equitable outcomes.