The City of Bellevue welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Diversity is embraced as a defining characteristic of our city, positively impacting the community’s economy, culture, and education. The City Council Vision states, “Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. We embrace the future while respecting our past.” Read more about the Council’s vision here.
Boards and commissions provide significant assistance to the City Council when formulating public policy and transforming policy decisions into action. These advisory bodies are made up of qualified, responsible, and motivated community members who wish to participate in the governance of their community. Applicants wanting to serve on a board or commission should have a willingness to put in the time and commitment necessary to serve, bring a unique perspective, and work well in a collaborative setting. Except for the Environmental Services Commission, applicants must be residents of Bellevue. For the Environmental Services Commission, applicants must live within the Bellevue Utilities service area, which includes the communities of Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Bay, and Hunts Point.
The Human Services Commission advises the City Council concerning human services planning and funding. To do so, the commission must:
- Review all requests for funding of human services;
- Develop recommendations on priorities for the allocation of city resources to meet identified needs;
- Pursue regional cooperation in the planning, funding and delivery of human services;
- Conduct studies and make recommendations concerning emerging human services issues and concerns; and
- Comment on city actions that may affect the availability of human services in Bellevue.
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 is composed of seven Bellevue residents with one ex-officio member from the Bellevue Police Department. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor with council approval and serve four-year terms. The ex-officio member is appointed by the City Manager.
Applications are due by Wednesday, Dec. 6.