Published July 1 2022
The City of Bellevue is now welcoming applications from those interested in joining the Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network, which supports and guides the city’s relationships with diverse communities in Bellevue. The application is available in multiple languages and can be completed online. You can also submit the paper form by email or print and mail it. Applications must be received by Sunday, Aug. 7.
For more details, you can watch a recorded video of a July 7 informational session about the BDAN recruitment.
BDAN members are appointed by City Manager Brad Miyake, and provide important counsel to him and all city departments. The panel shares feedback and insight on issues relevant to communities in Bellevue to increase equity, access and inclusion.
The city is looking for a wide range of BDAN representation. Applicants must:
- 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
- Be prepared to volunteer a minimum of six hours a month, including attending at least two meetings
- Be able and willing to serve a minimum of two years on the board
- Attend the BDAN annual retreat on Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bellevue embraces diversity as a major asset that positively impacts the community’s economy, culture and education. In 2014, the City Council adopted the Diversity Advantage Initiative. The council vision guiding the city begins, “Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength.”
For questions, please contact Justin Chan, diversity outreach and engagement administrator (email@example.com or 425-623-5089).