As part of an effort to provide better service to its increasingly diverse population, the City of Bellevue is seeking volunteers to serve on the Bellevue Diversity Advisory Network. The 16-member panel will advise the city on how to better reach, serve, communicate and collaborate with everyone in the community.
Members of the group will serve as a conduit between the community and city to ensure that Bellevue is a culturally responsive organization guided by the principles of equity, access, inclusion, opportunity and cultural competency.
Interested applicants serve a two-year term, while volunteering 2-4 hours a month, including monthly network meetings. Applicants need to be working or living in Bellevue, and have cultural connections and knowledge of the city’s diverse population. Your willingness, curiosity and interest in bridging cultural gaps is seriously consider to strengthen the community.
Members will be selected in the fall. The deadline for applications is Sept. 21.
A panel of city staff and community members will rank applicants based on their ability to represent a broad range of the community’s population and willingness to bridge cultural gaps. The city manager will appoint members to the Advisory Network, considering the panel’s recommendations.
Over the last 25 years, Bellevue’s diversity has become a defining characteristic of the city. The percentage of Bellevue’s population made up of ethnic minorities increased from 15 percent in 1990 to 41 percent in 2010. It defines diversity broadly and is looking for a wide range of representation.
The city will provide reasonable accommodations. This information will be provided in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities or language needs upon request. Please provide advance notice for special needs requests.
Flyer – in Spanish, Korean, Chinese (traditional), and Russian