• Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network

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    The City of Bellevue is now accepting applications to join the Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network!

    You can complete the application online or view and print an application form here. Applications are due Aug. 20, 2020. To ask further questions or request hard copy applications, please contact Yuriana Garcia Tellez, diversity outreach and engagement administrator, (ygarcia@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-7886).

     

    The Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network is made up of a diverse group of 21 members who provide counsel to the city on how to better reach, serve, communicate and collaborate with Bellevue’s diverse communities. BDAN advises the City Council and city staff.

    Meeting monthly, with members appointed by the city manager, BDAN has the following duties:

    • Offer input on matters brought forth by the City Manager, city staff and departments 
    • Participate in initiatives that foster equity, inclusion and access
    • Provide culturally responsive advisement on how to engage our various communities
    • Support linguistically diverse communities to help disseminate pertinent information, receive feedback, understand needs, and relay opportunities
    • Act as a bridge and champion for diversity efforts happening throughout the City
    • Explore the opportunities and challenges in regard to diversity

    The group was selected and formed in October 2016. Members must meet the following requirements:

    • Work or live in Bellevue;
    • Have cultural connections and knowledge of the city’s diverse population;
    • Possess a willingness, curiosity and interest in bridging cultural gaps to strengthen community;
    • Volunteer two to four hours a month, including monthly network meetings; must be able to serve a two-year term.

    Network Members

    2018- 2020 Members

    Seema Bahl, Sapan Parekh, Quiana Ross, Nahyeli Mendivil, Angela De La Hoz, Guang-an Wu (GW), Liena Ugarova, Adnan Siddiquie

    2019 – 2021 Reappointed Members

    Aisha Kabani, Alaric Bien, Eloisa Tran, Haruka Kojima, Jennifer Karls, Marguerite (Margie) Ye, Mohamed Bakr

    2019 – 2021 New Members

    Diane Li, Karia Wong, Philip Peterson, Sarim Bhatti

    Meetings

    Meetings are now being held online via Zoom, please contact Yuriana Garcia Tellez at ygarcia@bellevuewa.gov to join the meeting or submit public comment.

    Captioning, American Sign Language and language interpreters are available upon request. Please phone at least 48 hours in advance 425-452-7886 (voice). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, dial 711 (TR). Assisted-listening devices are available upon request.