Published January 3 2023
The City of Bellevue is welcoming applications from community members interested in joining the Centering Communities of Color Coordinating Team, which supports and guides the city’s relationships with diverse communities in Bellevue. The application can be completed online. You can also complete a PDF version and submit it by email or print and mail it. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Members of the CCC team will provide important recommendations to the City Council by sharing feedback and insight on issues relevant to communities in Bellevue to increase equity, access and inclusion. City Manager Brad Miyake will appoint the CCC team members. Appointees will each receive $50 as a stipend for each CCC meeting they attend.
The city is looking for a wide range of talents, experience and backgrounds on the CCC team. Applicants must:
- Work, attend school 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 up to six hours a month
- Be able and willing to serve a minimum of one year on the team
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 and accommodations, language translations and interpreter requests, please contact Marcus Johnson, diversity outreach and engagement administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-452-2022).