There are openings on the Arts, Environmental Services, Human Services, Planning and Transportation commissions. Apply.
Made up of citizen volunteers, appointed by the mayor with City Council concurrence, Bellevue’s commission and board members serve four-year terms, offering their time and expertise to help shape Bellevue’s future. Bellevue commissions act in an advisory capacity to the City Council and conduct regularly-scheduled meetings that are open to the public.
Arts Commission: Advises and makes recommendations to City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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.
Transportation Commission: Advises the City Council on transportation-related issues. Members are responsible for studies, analyses and reports as required by the Traffic Standards Code or as requested by City Council. Commissioners review and make recommendations to the Council on topics such as Transportation Facilities Plan, changes to the Traffic Standard Code, long and short range funding programs, Capital Investment Program and Transportation Improvement Program project prioritization. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. An additional monthly meeting may be needed if workload warrants, in which case it will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
With the exception of the Environmental Services Commission, all commission members must be Bellevue residents who reside within the corporate limits of the City. 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.