Bellevue operates under a council-manager form of government, in which city council members are elected by residents to set policy and give direction to the city.
The council selects a city manager to implement policy and oversee all city operations, according to the city's mission and core values.
In addition to overseeing city operations through departments, the city manager directly supervises communications, intergovernmental relations and the Diversity program. Brad Miyake was appointed city manager in 2014.
The City of Bellevue employs approximately 1,300 people, driven by core values of exceptional public service, stewardship, commitment to employees, integrity and innovation. As an award-winning organization, we routinely challenge ourselves to improve our operations and do the best job possible with the resources available. We use data to inform our decisions.