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Miyake to continue as city manager
Brad Miyake will continue his responsibilities as Bellevue city manager after a City Council vote tonight that follows a lengthy nationwide search.
Miyake, who has been serving in the position in the interim since Steve Sarkozy resigned as city manager last May, was one of the four finalists for the position, which included meeting with city staff and residents Friday. City councilmembers interviewed the four candidates over the weekend and spent long hours deliberating on Saturday, said city spokeswoman Emily Christensen.
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.
Other finalists included Belinda Graham, assistant city manager for the city of Riverside, Calif.; Pat McDonnell, senior director of site services with Shinetsu SEH-America, a silicon wafer manufacturer based in Japan; Carl Swenson, city manager for Peoria, Ariz.