• City Manager's Office Staff

    Brad Miyake

    Brad Miyake, City Manager

    (bmiyake@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-4096)
    Brad has played key roles in developing Bellevue's budget process, obtaining the Utilities Department's first professional accreditation and spearheading efforts to improve city management processes.

    • Experience: City Manager (2013-Present); Deputy City Manager (2006-2013); Utilities Director (2003-2005); Utilities Deputy Director (1998-2003); Budget Manager (1990-1998).
    • Education: International City Management Association; Washington County/City Manager Association; Bachelor of arts, University of Washington.
    Deputy City Manager Nathan McCommon

    Nathan McCommon, Deputy City Manager

    (nmccommon@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-4194)
    Nathan brings to Bellevue a strong background in city management education and experience, regional collaboration and partnership, along with significant operations expertise. In fact, prior to completing graduate studies, he served as a traffic signal technician, parks maintenance worker and even garbage collector.

    • Experience: Deputy City Manager (2016-Present); City Manager, Tonganoxie, Kansas (2012-2016); Senior Management Analyst, Kansas City, Missouri (2011-2012); Convention and Entertainment Facilities Business Manager, Kansas City, Missouri (2006-2011).
    • Education: Master's degree in Public Administration; Bachelor's degree in Spanish literature, both from the University of Kansas.
    Diane Carlson

    Diane Carlson, Deputy City Manager

    (dcarlson@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-4616)
    In addition to having considerable experience in public administration and government relations, both with King County and in an earlier stint with the City of Bellevue, Diane is a long-time Bellevue resident.

    • Experience: Deputy City Manager (2022-Present); Capital Division Director, King County Metro (2018-2022); Director of Regional Initiatives, King County (2011-2018); Director of Intergovernmental Relations, City of Bellevue (2000-2011).
    Mike Brennan

    Mike Brennan, Interim Deputy City Manager

    (mbrennan@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-4113)
    Over 30 years with the city, Mike has ensured that Bellevue is a great place to work with through the development process. He has been director of the Development Services Department since it split from Planning and Community Development in 2008. 

    • Experience: Development Services Director (2008-Present); Deputy Planning and Community Development Director (1995-2008); Building Official (1987-1995);
    • Education: Master's degree in Public Administration, University of Washington; Bachelor of science (construction management), University of Washington.

    Genesee Adkins, Chief of External Affairs

    (gadkins@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-7849)
    Genesee aligns our intergovernmental relations and communications. For two decades, she has built effective coalitions across all levels of government, including local, county, regional and federal, finding strategic solutions to a variety of policy and funding challenges.  

    • Experience: Chief of External Affairs (2022-Present); Senior Planning Director, WSP USA (2021-2022); Director of Infrastructure Initiatives and External Affairs, HDR (2019-2021); Chief of Staff, City of Seattle Transportation Department (2016-2019); Director of State Relations, University of Washington (2014-2016).
    • Education: Bachelor of Arts (economics and political science), University of Rochester.
    Bianca Siegl

    Bianca Siegl, Assistant Director

    (bsiegl@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-4382)
    Bianca focuses on coordination and implementation of interdepartmental efforts, including homelessness outreach and regional response and City Council priorities.  She brings a strong background in policy and program development, as well as community engagement.

    • Experience: Deputy Director, Advance Planning, Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning (2019-2021); Senior Planner/Manager, Long Range and Mobility Planning Division, City of West Hollywood, California (2007-2021);
    • Education: Master's degree in Architecture, University of California Los Angeles; Bachelor of arts, (Growth and Structure of Cities), Bryn Mawr College.

    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. Linda also serves as the city’s LGBTQ+ liaison to the City Manager.

    • Experience: Senior Consultant, Education Innovation Partners (2011-2021);
    • Education: Doctor of education, Seattle University; Master of arts, (Educational Leadership and Administration), Rutgers University.
    Brad Harwood

    Brad Harwood, Chief Communications Officer

    (bharwood@bellevuewa.gov; 425-452-6837)
    Appointed in May 2019, Brad leads overall communications for the city, including external and internal communications, as well as public outreach efforts for the organization.

    • Experience: Acting Chief Communications officer (2018-2019), Deputy Communications Officer, City of Bellevue (2015-2018)
    • Education: JD degree, Gonzaga University School of Law; Bachelor of arts, University of Washington.