With terms expiring May 31 for seats on several of Bellevue's boards and commissions, the City Council is seeking candidates for the upcoming vacancies. The deadline for applications — Monday, April 30 — is coming up.
Made up of citizen volunteers, generally appointed by the Mayor with City Council concurrence, Bellevue’s boards and commissions advise the Council on a variety of issues. Most boards and commissions have regularly-scheduled, public meetings at City Hall.
Members of the various boards and commissions (with the exception of the Environmental Services Commission) are Bellevue residents who reside within the corporate limits of the city. Residents in newly annexed areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The City of Bellevue values diversity.
Applications are being accepted for the following boards and commissions:
- The Bellevue Regional Library Board serves as an advisory body to the King County Library System. The Library Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m., with the meeting location alternating between the Bellevue Regional and Lake Hills libraries.
- The Environmental Services Commission, comprised of people who reside within the city or the city’s service area for either water or sewer services, advise the City Council concerning the city water, sewer, storm and surface water and solid waste utility programs. The Commission meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
- The Human Services Commission advises the City Council on all matters concerning human services planning and funding. The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
- The Parks & Community Services Board advises City Council regarding the expansion and operation of the city’s parks and recreation facilities and programs. The Board is charged with representing the diversity of the community and is responsible for developing issues for the City Council. The Parks Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
- The Planning Commission reviews and proposes updates to the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also reviews land use management ordinances and regulations, potential annexations and the Planning & Community Development Department's work program. The Planning Commission meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and holds public hearings as requested by the City Council.
- The Transportation Commission advises the City Council on transportation-related issues. Members are responsible for studies, analyses and reports and review and make recommendations to the Council on transportation plans and funding. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
To be considered for appointment to a city board, committee or commission, interested citizens must fill out a community service application. You can use the online application. See the Apply for Vacancies page on the city website for other options and details.
If additional information is desired about the role and responsibilities of any of these boards or commissions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-452-6466.
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