The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on Bellevue's Arts, Planning, Environmental Services and Human Services commissions. The deadline for applications is April 14.
Appointed by the mayor with council concurrence, commission members serve four-year terms, offering their time and expertise to help shape Bellevue's future. Bellevue commissions advise the council on a variety of topics, and conduct regularly-scheduled meetings that are open to the public.
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 Arts Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 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 Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m., and other special meetings as scheduled.
Environmental Services Commission: Advises the council on water, wastewater, storm and surface water and garbage programs in the following areas: planning, budget and rates, CIP financing, contracts and policies. The Environmental Services Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Human Services Commission: Advises the council concerning human services planning and funding. The commission is charged with representing the diversity of the community and provides the public with opportunities to be involved in commission activities. The commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
With the exception of the Environmental Services Commission, all commission members must be Bellevue residents. For the Environmental Services Commission, applicants must live within the Bellevue Utilities service area. Residents of newly annexed areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The City of Bellevue values diversity.
People interested in applying may apply online. They can also pick up a community service application from the City Clerk's Office, the Service First desk at City Hall, the Bellevue Regional Library, the Lake Hills Library, or the Mini-City Hall at Crossroads Shopping Center. You can download an application form. A faxed copy may be requested by calling 425-452-6466.
Applications must be received by the City Clerk on or before April 14. If you are not applying online, applications may be submitted by any of the below listed options:
- Hand delivered: Second floor at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE
- Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, Washington, 98009-9012
- Fax: 425-452-5247
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If additional information is desired about the role and responsibilities of any of these boards or commissions, please call Deputy City Clerk Charmaine Arredondo at 425-452-6466.
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