Neighborhood Walks give residents the opportunity to visit with the city manager and department directors in an informal setting, during walks in Bellevue's varied neighborhoods. Responding to resident requests, city leaders visited with residents during four Summer Chats in 2017. The program got a name change - to Neighborhood Walks - in 2018.
The Neighborhood Walks program has continued every year since, providing residents and city leadership a great opportunity to engage in productive conversations about what matters most in our neighborhoods. It doesn't matter which neighborhood you call home - you're welcome to be part of any of the walks.
Thank you for being part of the 2023 Neighborhood Walks in Newport, Crossroads and Northwest Bellevue! It was wonderful to spend the evening together.
2022 Neighborhood Walks
2022 Neighborhood Walks were enjoyed in Eastgate, Wilburton, Bridle Trails and Lake Hills neighborhood areas.
2021 Neighborhood Walks
One of the first events that city leadership initiated as pandemic restrictions momentarily eased up, was to reengage with Bellevue residents in their neighborhoods. 2021 Neighborhood Walks were well-attended and robust conversations were had in Somerset, West Bellevue, Northeast Bellevue and a Virtual Neighborhood Walk featuring West Lake Sammamish, Wilburton and Cougar Mountain/Lakemont.
2020 Virtual Neighborhood Walks
Due to COVID-19, the program continued in 2020 as Virtual Neighborhood Walks. During three webinars, City Manager Brad Miyake and directors from each department heard about neighborhood uniqueness, resilience, pride and emerging concerns. Several neighborhood leaders shared issues in their neighborhood, followed by questions and answers with the city manager and department directors.
City leaders walked with residents in Bridle Trails, West Bellevue, Woodridge, Eastgate and West Lake Sammamish neighborhood areas during the summer of 2019.
In 2018, the Leadership Team, including the city manager and department directors, visited Crossroads, Northwest Bellevue, Lake Hills, Newport and Cougar Mountain/Lakemont neighborhood areas with residents.
The city manager and staff met with residents for Summer Chats in six Bellevue neighborhoods.