Responding to resident requests, city leaders visited with residents during four Summer Chats in 2017, and Neighborhood Walks began in 2018 with six neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Walks program continued in 2019, and city leaders walked with residents in five more neighborhoods.
2020 Virtual Neighborhood Walks
A summary report of the 2020 Virtual Neighborhood Walks will be available here soon.
Due to COVID-19, Neighborhood Walks continued this summer as Virtual Neighborhood Walks. During three webinars, City Manager Brad Miyake and directors from each department heard about neighborhood uniqueness, resilience, pride and emerging concerns. Several neighborhood leaders shared issues in their neighborhood, followed by Questions & Answers with the city manager and department directors.
The city manager and directors from each department walked with residents in five neighborhood areas during the summer of 2019. The Neighborhood Walks 2019 report records details, including resident comments and questions.
In 2018, the Leadership Team, including the city manager and department directors, visited six Bellevue neighborhoods with residents. The Neighborhood Walks 2018 report offers details.