Bellevue names four city manager finalists

The city of Bellevue today identified its four finalists for the city manager position, who are scheduled to meet the public and sit down for interviews with the City Council and leadership team later this week.

Brad Miyake, who has been serving in the position in the interim since Steve Sarkozy resigned as city manager last May, is identified as one of the four finalists. Prior to his appointment as interim city manager, Miyake was deputy city manager. He has worked for the city for 23 years, with other positions including utilities director, deputy director and budget manager. He is a University of Washington graduate with a bachelor of arts in business administration.


The City Council also has selected Belinda Graham of Riverside, Calif., as a finalist. The assistant city manager there for the past six years, Graham is a California State University-San Bernardino graduate with a Master of Business Administration from the University of



Pat McDonnell, senior director of site services with Shinetsu SEH-America, a silicon wafer manufacturer based in Japan, has also been tapped as a finalist. Before entering the corporate sector, McDonnell was city manager and deputy city manager for the city of Vancouver, Wash., and county administrator in Clark County.



Carl Swenson, city manager for Peoria, Ariz., is the final candidate identified by the city. Swenson spent 10 years as village manager in Oak Park, Ill., and 14 years in city management positions here in Bellevue, including as deputy city manager.




Candidates will meet with the public during a reception from 7-9 p.m. Friday at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Comment cards will be available for public feedback to the City Council, which may approve moving forward with an employment contract as soon as Monday.

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