Special Events Committee
If you are planning a large event where there may be: 500 or more participants; an impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking; or a need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance, you may need to submit a special events application of intent (see forms below).
Proposed new events - public comment notices Committee membersMeetingsJoin the committeePlanning an event?2013 events reviewed by the Special Events Committee (Many special events are listed in Visit Bellevue's calendar.)
In 1994, Bellevue adopted a special events policy, which recognized the substantial community benefits that result from special events and the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these events. These events provide family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies as well as cultural enrichment, economic vitality and community pride.
Committee MembersJon Wilson – Chair - Parks and Community Services Department - Lead DepartmentPat Harris - Parks & Community Services RepresentativeDennis Warner - Fire Department RepresentativeLt. Dave Sanabria - Police Department RepresentativeKen Hageman - Transportation Department RepresentativeBrian Smith - Development Services RepresentativeGlenn Bartolome - Metro Transit Representative (Special Service Scheduling Coordinator)Yaz Yambe - Metro Transit (alternate)Neal Christiansen - Community Representative East BellevueMike Ogliore - Business Representative DowntownJeanne Grote - Special Event PromoterSharon Franzen - Staff Support
MeetingsUnless noted otherwise, the Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at City Hall, in Conference Room 1E-118. The meeting site is wheelchair-accessible. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request. Please call in 48 hours in advance: 425-452-5262 (TDD) or 425-452-4278 (Voice).
Contacting the CommitteeAddress the committee at a meeting or use the contact information in the right column of this page.
Joining the Committee Complete the application and send it to the address included in the application.
2013 Special Events Application of IntentTo obtain approval for a special event, download the special events application of intent and submit it to the Special Events Committee.
These forms may help you:
Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Jon Wilson
Visit Bellevue Calendar