Citizen Corps Council

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The Citizen Corps Council (CCC) is a federal program coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Its purpose is to bring together volunteers, city staff, and stakeholders to create strategies for outreach, as well as report information to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). CCC members also assist in administering the following programs:

  1. Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), a state-sponsored program from Washington State Emergency Management Division. MYN's goal is to get homes in each neighborhood block to plan for and respond to emergencies together.
  2. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a federal program that trains citizens in basic disaster skills.
  3. Bellevue Communications Support (BCS)

Current Bellevue CCC Representatives

  • Cougar Mountain/Lakemont: Barbara Houplin Garcia,
  • Crossroads: Stephanie Carstens,
  • Northeast Bellevue: Joanne Pottier
  • Northwest Bellevue: Carl Chatfield
  • Somerset: Angela Cheung
  • West Bellevue: Ken Rosenow


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Citizen Corps Council, fill out an application. If you live in one of the neighborhood areas that does not have a representative and you are interested in becoming a member of the Citizen Corps Council, please fill out an application. We are currently looking for representatives for the following neighborhoods:

  • Downtown
  • Bridle Trails/Bel Red
  • Woodridge
  • Willburton
  • Factoria/Eastgate
  • Newport Hills
  • East Lake Hills/Sammamish

If you have any questions about Citizen Corps Council, please e-mail

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