City of Bellevue Public Works Director Jeff Roberts has announced that Jim Shada has been promoted from Interim Parks and Recreation Superintendent to the position of Deputy Director Parks and Recreation. Jim has been employed with the City of Bellevue for over 40 years and has been a fixture in the Bellevue Recreation Department where he has made a substantial impact in the lives of many youngsters in our community!
Jim started his career at the City of Bellevue in 1978 as the Planning Assistant under Roger Corbin who was the Planning Director at the time. He has been in charge of the City of Bellevue’s Recreation Department since 1988 and has grown the department to offer 50 different activities that serve over 10,000 people each year.
When a vacancy came open, Jim was willing to assume the additional responsibilities as the Park Superintendent and has done so for over a year. Bellevue Public Works Director Jeff Roberts has been impressed with Jim’s performance in the dual role stating, “Jim is passionate about the Parks and Recreation opportunities in Bellevue and we are thrilled that he has agreed to share that passion and leadership skills as we move forward. Please wish Jim well as he continues to make Bellevue a better place for all of us.”