Special Events Committee

If you are planning a large event where there may be: 500 or more participants; an impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking; or a need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance, you may need to submit a special events application of intent. The Special Events Committee determines event conditions and fees. You may need to fill out other forms below.

The Special Events Committee is appointed by the City Council to:

  • Interpret and administer the Special Events Code;
  • Establish event conditions and fees;
  • Set event times, places and conditions designed to help ensure safe, quality events; and
  • Approve issuance of event permits..

In 1994, Bellevue adopted a special events policy, which recognized the substantial community benefits that result from special events and the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these events. These events provide family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies as well as cultural enrichment, economic vitality and community pride.
2018 events approved by the Special Events Committee 

List of SEC Committee Members

Parks & Community Services - Lead Department

Fire Department

Police Department

Transportation Department

Development Services

Utilities Department

METRO Transit

Community Representative - East Bellevue

Community Representative - Downtown

Community Representative - South Bellevue

Business Representative - Downtown

Business Representative - West Bellevue

Business Representative - East Bellevue

Special Event Promoter, Position 1

Staff Support

Bellevue College


  • Community Representative - West Bellevue
  • Business Representative - South (South of I-90)
  • Event Coordinator - Private


Unless noted otherwise, the Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at City Hall.  Check the agenda or display board for the meeting room.  The meeting site is wheelchair-accessible. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request. Please call in 48 hours in advance: 425-452-5262 (Voice).    

Contacting the Committee

Address the committee at a meeting or contact:

Jon Wilson

Joining the Committee

Complete the application and send it to the address included in the application.


Jon WilsonParks & Community Services 450 110th Avenue NE or PO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009-9012




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