• Board and commission vacancies

    Published April 4 2022

    The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on Bellevue’s Arts Commission and Planning Commission, as well as the Parks & Community Services Board. You can apply online. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 15.

    Made up of volunteers appointed by the mayor with City Council concurrence, members serve four-year terms, offering their time and expertise to help shape Bellevue’s future. Bellevue’s boards and commissions advise the council and conduct regularly scheduled, public meetings.

    Arts Commission: Advises and makes recommendations to the council on matters of art, with the goal of enhancing the cultural experience and raising the art consciousness of Bellevue. The commission advises on the city’s Public Art program, directs funding to arts organizations working in Bellevue and helps with cultural planning. The commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

    Parks & Community Services Board: Advises the council on parks and open space issues such as park planning, design and construction, development, redevelopment and renovation, enterprise management and natural resources, land stewardship and environmental education. The board also advises the council on policies regarding community services issues such as recreation opportunities, cultural diversity, community centers and probation services. The board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

    Planning Commission: Reviews updates to the Comprehensive Plan and makes recommendations to the council. The commission also reviews land use management ordinances and regulations along with other council-directed work. The commission meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. and has other meetings as scheduled.

    Applicants must be residents of Bellevue. The City of Bellevue values diversity and encourages anyone interested to apply.

    Other Application Options

    People who do not want to apply online can pick up community service applications from the City Clerk’s Office or Service First at City Hall, as well as the Bellevue Regional Library, the Lake Hills Library or Mini City Hall. A faxed copy may be requested by calling 425-452-6806. Applications may be submitted by any of the options below:

    • Hand-delivered: City Clerk’s Office, 450 110th Ave. NE
    • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, Washington, 98009-9012
    • Fax: 425-452-5247
    • Email:    kroberts@bellevuewa.gov

    If additional information is desired about the role and responsibilities of any of these boards or commissions, please call Deputy City Clerk Karin Roberts at 425-452-6806.