Published April 3 2023
The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on several Bellevue boards and commissions. Applications are available online and are due by 5 p.m., Monday, April 17.
Made up of volunteers appointed by the council, 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. The following boards and commissions have open positions.
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 Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
Environmental Services Commission: Advises the council regarding the Utilities Department’s garbage, water, wastewater and storm and surface water programs, specifically concerning planning, budget and rates, capital project financing, contracts and policies. The commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Library Board: Serves as an advisory body to the King County Library System. The board makes periodic reports and recommendations to the council and city manager regarding library services. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5 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.
With the exception of the Environmental Services Commission, applicants must be residents of Bellevue. For the Environmental Services Commission, applicants must live within the Bellevue Utilities service area. The city strongly encourages all candidates who meet the eligibility requirements to apply and seeks to appoint members who reflect Bellevue’s diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, age and other aspects.
People who do not want to apply online can pick up applications from the City Clerk’s Office or Service First at City Hall, as well as any of the Bellevue Regional Libraries 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, WA, 98009-9012
- Email: email@example.com
If you have questions about the role and responsibilities of any of these boards or commissions, please call Deputy City Clerk Karin Roberts at 425-452-6806. More information is available at Boards and Commissions.