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 community. BDAN acts in an advisory capacity to the City of Bellevue and meets monthly, with members appointed by the city manager.

The group was selected and formed in October 2016. The selection process included 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.
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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

2019 Meeting Agendas

2019 Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Agendas

2018 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Agendas

2017 Meeting Minutes

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.