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Downtown Talks
Breakfast Series

Wednesday, May 29:

The Power of Public Spaces: Transforming Bellevue’s Urban Landscape

Join us for the next Downtown Talks Breakfast on May 29 at Meydenbauer Center to explore the transformative role of parks, plazas, and pathways in urban Bellevue. Learn how the latest design trends and strategic decisions can shape vibrant public spaces, and why connecting them is crucial to the economic and cultural vitality of our community. Register today to secure your seat!


  • Mary Fialko: Director of Real Estate Development, Skanska USA Commercial Development
  • Katherine Hollis: Executive Director, Eastrail Partners
  • Michael Shiosaki: Director of Parks & Community Services, City of Bellevue


  • KC Kwok: Principal, Compton Office Design

Wednesday, May 29
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Meydenbauer Center, Room 401-403
Parking rates and directions to Meydenbauer Center are here.


BDA Member (Individual): $55
Non-BDA Member (Individual): $70
BDA Member Corporate Table (Seats 8): $420
Non-Member Corporate Table (Seats 8): $540

Tuesday, June 25
Meydenbauer Center

2024 State of the City

Have breakfast with Mayor Lynne Robinson and newly-appointed Deputy Mayor Mo Malakoutian on June 25 at Meydenbauer Center. Come learn what’s in store for the future of the City of Bellevue's, including updates on the local economy, arts and tourism, equity and inclusion initiatives, housing strategies, neighborhood safety, mobility projects and more as we celebrate our shared achievements and pave the path ahead.


BDA Member (Individual): $55
Non-BDA Member (Individual): $70
BDA Member Corporate Table (Seats 8): $420
Non-Member Corporate Table (Seats 8): $540

2024 Schedule 

The series includes six events over year scheduled on a fourth Tuesday of a month. December is exception occurring on the second Tuesday. 

  • May 29 (Wednesday)
  • June 25
  • October 22
  • December 10

About Downtown Talks

Your direct connection to what matters now and what's ahead for Downtown. Hear local business and community leaders discuss issues that impact growth and the making of Downtown. Includes a moderated program, plated breakfast and the opportunity to network before and after the talk.

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