Published November 3 2023
The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on Bellevue’s Special Events Committee. People can apply online. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 1.
Made up of volunteers appointed by the mayor with City Council concurrence, members serve four-year terms, offering their time and expertise to provide effective deliberation and stakeholder approval of special events, defined in Bellevue as those featuring one or more of the following conditions:
• 500 or more participants
• impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking
• need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance
These events provide opportunities for family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies, as well as offering cultural enrichment, promoting economic vitality, and enhancing community pride. The committee consists of 16 members, which include city department representatives and local business and community representatives.
The committee reviews applications for special event permits and sets conditions for the events, considering the city’s obligation to protect health and safety. The Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30-10 a.m. Committee meetings may be remote, or in person at City Hall.
The city is recruiting for the following positions that represent businesses and neighborhoods:
- Business representative, West Bellevue (West of I-405, North of I-90)
- Business representative, South Bellevue (South of I-90)
- Business representative, East Bellevue (East of I-405, North of I-90)
- Community representative, West Bellevue (West of I-405, North of I-90)
- Community representative, South Bellevue (South of I-90)
- Event promoter
Business representatives must own/operate or be a paid representative of a business in the area they are applying for. Community representatives must live in the area they are applying for. The private event coordinator must be a Bellevue resident. The City of Bellevue values diversity and encourages anyone interested to apply.
People who do not want to apply online can pick up community service applications from the City Clerk’s Office or Service First at City Hall, as well as the Bellevue Library, the Lake Hills Library or Mini City Hall. Applications may be submitted by any of the options below:
- Hand-delivered: City Clerk’s Office, 450 110th Ave. NE
- Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, WA 98009-9012
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If additional information is desired about the role and responsibilities of this committee, please call Special Events Committee administrative staff at 425-452-4854.