Mayor Speaks at Community Leadership Awards

Last Wednesday, Mayor Lee gave an inspirational speech to local youth at the Community Leadership Awards ceremony. This annual event, hosted by Bellevue’s Youth Link, celebrates students who are making a difference in the community. Winners for awards such as “Most Inspirational” and “Diversity Champion” were selected from over 200 nominations by teachers, mentors, and peers.

Mayor Lee recognized the youth as he spoke to families, friends, and other community members present at the ceremony. Not only did he congratulate the award-winners for the work that …

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Mayor Launches Second Round of American Immigration Forums

The second round of the American Immigration Forums launched on April 1st, 2013. The project is an initiative by Mayor Lee to help strengthen community feedback and focus on the important national topic of immigration on a local level. The project’s team is composed of high school students from throughout the Bellevue area, with the support of various advisors including John Spady of the Community Forums Network, Dr. Valentina Kiselev of In Time Magazine, and Y.P. Chan.

The first round was an event that took place …

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Mayor Gives Inspirational Speech to Interlake Students

Mayor Lee visited Interlake High School on Monday, March 25, to deliver an inspirational speech to seniors in the internship class, a few of whom are currently working with him. His speech focused on encouraging young people to make a difference in the world by working to change the rules within the laws, instead of simply “playing the game.” Also part of the visit was a Q&A session in which Mayor Lee answered questions ranging from what his favorite department of the city was to what …

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Mayor Makes Keynote Address at Naturalization Ceremony

Mayor Lee delivered the keynote address at the naturalization ceremony held at Eastgate Elementary School on February 27, 2013.

Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, himself a naturalized citizen, told students and the new citizens, “We are all one nation.  We all share one thing in common:  We are all Americans!”  Lee immigrated to the US in the 1960s from China and his children attended and graduated from the Bellevue School District.  New citizens, their families and students also watched a special video message from President Obama, who …

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