About

Community Development works collaboratively to create excellent physical spaces, build a robust creative economy, and empower our vibrant neighborhoods.

Vision

Securing Bellevue's future as a livable, inspiring, vibrant, and equitable community.

Mission

We are stewards of Bellevue's community vision. Together, we take action to create and sustain positive change, practice transparency in all of our work, and build strong relationships to form an active, informed, and resilient community.

Organization

Our department is organized into three distinct divisions: Planning, Neighborhood Services, and the Cultural and Economic Vitality Office. Mac Cummins serves as Community Development Director.

Planning

Our planning division serves the city’s residents and businesses through strategic and comprehensive planning, and it includes our environmental stewardship program.

>> Learn more!

Neighborhood Services

This division focuses on connecting and resourcing the people of Bellevue, and leads a variety of programs to build a vibrant community. These include Bellevue Essentials, Mini City Hall, Neighborhood Enhancement Program and Cultural Conversations. Another key player is Bellevue’s unique mediation program, which has been renamed the Conflict Resolution Center.

>> Learn more!

Cultural and Economic Vitality Office

The recent Creative Edge study found that companies and creatives alike choose Bellevue for its diversity, focus on the arts and creative learning, and global leadership in digital and interactive technologies. By merging into one office, the Economic Development and Arts teams can more closely align their work to capitalize on these key community strengths.

>> Learn more about Economic Development
>> Learn more about Arts & Culture

Contact

Community DevelopmentReceptionist

Business Hours

Monday - Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

Telephone

(425) 452-4174

Email

kgulledge@bellevuewa.gov
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