• Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network

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    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:

    • Collect community feedback to help assess city services from a cultural competency lens
    • Engage in cross-cultural dialogue focused on diversity issues
    • Provide feedback and insight on issues relevant to communities in Bellevue
    • Support mobilization and coordination to diversity-related national and local events warranting a city response

    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 Bellevue's diverse population
    • Possess a willingness, curiosity and interest in bridging cultural gaps to strengthen community.

    Network Members

    Anthony Austin
    Aisha Kabani
    Aleksandra Poesukova
    Alaric Bien
    Chinar Bopshetty
    Eloisa Tran
    Haruka Kojima
    Jennifer Karls
    Jingdong (JD) Yu
    Justin Daigneault
    Marguerite (Margie) Ye
    Mohamed Bakr
    Tom Brewer
    Seema Bahl
    Sapan Parekh
    Quiana Ross
    Nahyeli Mendivil
    Michael Carr
    Angela De La Hoz
    Guang-an Wu
    Liena Ugarova
    Adnan Siddiquie


    Meetings are wheelchair-accessible. 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.