Jan 21. Mac Cummins – Economic Development and Planning for Bellevue’s future
Mac Cummins is the Director of the Community Development Department for the City of Bellevue, WA. In this capacity, he manages a Department which includes Divisions of Economic Development and Arts, Planning, Neighborhoods, Environmental Stewardship and Conflict Resolution. In Mac’s role as Director, he is a member of the executive leadership team which helps manage and run the City; and is a key advisor to the City Council on all land use and growth issues facing the City.
The City of Bellevue is a city of 142,000 with a booming Downtown filled with skyscrapers and high rises, including 14,000 residents and 52,000 employees daily. The Department’s services include Strategic Planning, Comprehensive Planning, Arts and Culture, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Development, and a host of programs relating to community building. The Department creates and manages key strategic initiatives; as well as creating and advising on City policy relating to growth, development, vision, community building, and culture.