Posted 08.30.17


Please join us at the Labor Day Picnic @ Lake Hills Park sponsored by Lighthouse Christian Church from 11:00am to 3:00pm!

Food! Games! Music! Bouncy House! It's family fun for all ages!

See you there!

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 08.30.17


Mark your calendar: The Lake Hills Candidate Forum is on September 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the Lighthouse Christian Church offices at 15530 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue 98007.

Come meet all the Bellevue City Council candidates, ask your questions, and decide your vote! Refreshments will be served!

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 08.01.17


Come meet your Muslim neighbors on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM @14230 NE 21st St, Bellevue, WA.

The program starts at 10 am with a brief presentation on Islam followed by a Q&A session. The social hour then comprises of a BBQ lunch.

For more information and to RSVP, please go

Posted 07.11.17


The 4th Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic is coming up on July 15th! We’ll be at Evergreen Park once again, at 15655 Lake Hills Blvd, from 11:30am-3:00pm. We’ve invited our local restaurants to show off their amazing food, and we will have the traditional hot dogs and picnic fare as well. So grab a neighbor and join the fun this summer!  See you there!

Posted 05.02.17

Attention Lake Hills Neighborhood Gardeners

Exciting news! The Neighborhood Association now has a gardening group which is being chaired by Liz Baze. Whether your flower beds are sunny or shady, whether you prefer container gardening on the patio or fantasize about turning your entire yard into a vegetable garden, this is the group for you! It is open to gardeners of all ages and skill levels; no registration or membership fee is required to participate, though we do ask that folks RSVP if they plan to attend. We will:

~Learn how to grow veggies or flowers, or both!

~Learn water conservation techniques

~Learn how to plant low maintenance gardens

~Grow a garden to support pollinators

~Identify invasive weeds and common pests; learn how to stop them (or at least slow them down!)

~Get ideas for garden DIY projects

~Get ideas for kid-friendly learning gardens

~Trade seeds and plants

~Help neighbors in need with their garden beds

~Lend a hand with neighborhood beautification projects (i.e. planting in traffic circles)

~Explore garden sharing

~Contribute to an entry for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant

~Get to know our neighbors!

While we will have some expert speakers, we will also be learning from each other and taking advantage of the wisdom of our neighbors who have experience gardening in this climate and region.

LHNG will meet once a month on Saturday afternoons. The date, time, and subject matter will be posted on, the group Facebook page, and Nextdoor. Outside of the monthly meeting, or perhaps sometimes in place of, we will schedule work parties to help our neighbors who struggle to care for their own flower beds. Everyone is welcome to join!

Our kick-off gathering is May 13, 1:00-2:00 at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger’s Station (at the Demonstration Garden), where attendees will help choose topics for the summer. If you have ideas but can’t attend, or would like to assist Liz with running the group, please email her at  Please RSVP on Facebook or if you plan to join us on May 13. If you’d like to make an afternoon of it, stick around afterward to attend the Ranger’s tour which starts at 2:00!

Posted 05.01.17

Introducing our 2017/2018 Board of Directors. Congratulations to all the appointees!

President:  Mindy Garner

VP: Steve Kasner, Stephanie Walter

Treasurer:  Gerry Hughes

Secretaries:  Sandra Hughes,

Cynthia M. Cole (New!)

Programs Committee Chairs:

Barb Benson, Irene Fernandes

Communications Committee Chair: Jared Nieuwenhuis

Gardening Committee Chair:  Elizabeth Baze (New!)

At Large Board Members: Faye Williamson, Graham Siebe,

Jan Benson

Posted 04.03.17

An Invitation from Bellevue College:

APRIL 19TH, MAY 17TH, JUNE 14TH 2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bellevue College, we’re your neighbor and we’re on the move.
Join Vice President Ray White to learn what’s happening on campus, share your comments, and ask questions about: Growth / Events / Programs / and more. These informal conversations are designed to improve communication and create connections with our surrounding residential and business communities. There are no set agenda for these sessions, just open Q&A. We will begin in the lobby of our L Building. Then we may visit other sites or tour campus as appropriate. Parking is free in the evening.

Posted 03.27.17


The 4th Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic is coming up on July 15th! We’ll be at Evergreen Park once again, at 15655 Lake Hills Blvd, from 11:30am-3:00pm. We’ve invited our local restaurants to show off their amazing food, and we will have the traditional hot dogs and picnic fare as well. So grab a neighbor and join the fun this summer!

Posted 03.27.17


Our next meeting is on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm at the Lighthouse Church offices in Lake Hills Shopping Center. We will have speakers from Bellevue Code Compliance and the Bellevue Police Department. They will address what they do, and when to call them. In addition, they will be covering the following:

Code Compliance:
What issues typically come up?
What’s legal with Airbnb, VRBO?
What’s happening with room rentals and enforcement?

Bellevue Police:
What are the criminal activity trends in Lake Hills?
How is our community policed? 
 How many officers are in Lake Hills? 
Do they use cars? Bikes? Walk the area?

We will also be electing officers for 2017/2018.

We hope you can make it. See you there! #WeAreLakeHills


Hello, Lake Hills Neighbors!

There is news about the Puget Sound Energy project to run taller power poles and lines down 148th Avenue, to connect the two sub-stations at SE 16th/156th Ave SE with NE 8th/164th Ave NE.  East Bellevue Community Council studied the plans thoroughly, and decided that they will severely damage the Urban Boulevard that is 148thAvenue.  The plans included removing several hundred trees along 148th, and putting up power lines where we currently have wide open sky and views.  Puget Sound Energy will be able to charge us all for decades for the upgraded power lines.  There are less expensive ways for them to achieve the same power-reliability goals, but they won’t provide the same profits for PSE.

I know that some of you want the more reliable service that PSE says this will give us, while some of you want the beautiful boulevard that we now enjoy.  Our City Council will vote on Monday evening on this issue. If you want your opinion heard on this, it’s time to send a letter to the City Council at  East Bellevue Community Council went to court on this issue, and won their suit.  PSE appealed, and won a part of the appeal.  Now EBCC is asking for the City Council to fund their appeal to the Washington Supreme Court.  Currently the City Council leans toward not providing the financial support for this suit.  Your email to the City Council should offer your support for the appeal, or your lack of support for the appeal.  Both Jennifer Robertson and Conrad Lee voted for the continued appeal, while the other members of the council voted against it.

Note that there are other solutions provided in a report the City commissioned for $300,000 that will solve the redundancy issue without putting wires down 148th.

Let your voice be heard!


Our next Lake Hills Neighborhood Association meeting, is on March 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Our main topic will be the upcoming Neighborhood Plan for Lake Hills that the city is starting work on!  We want input from all of you!


On Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at the Lake Hills Shopping Center, we’ll be addressing the pros and cons of the upcoming Sound Transit 3 measure that you’ll be voting on in November. Bellevue Mayor John Stokes will represent the pro ST3 position and Bellevue Councilman Kevin Wallace will be representing the con position. Each speaker will be allotted 15-20 minutes to present their side followed by Q&A.

For more information about ST3, go here:

Grab your neighbor and lets discuss this important issue.  We look forward to seeing you!


What a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic! Thanks to all who attended! And a big thanks to our sponsors! Please stay in touch and stay involved. â€Ş#‎WeAreLakeHills‬






The 3rd Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic is coming up on July 23rd. Just like last year, we’ll be at Evergreen Park once again, at 15655 Lake Hills Blvd, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM. We’ve invited our local restaurants to show off their cooking skills, and we will be serving traditional hot dogs as well. Barring any last minute emergencies, the Fire Dept. and Police Dept. will make another appearance this year.

Additionally, we’ll have a drawing for a couple of sets of Mariners Baseball tickets to people who bring canned food for Hopelink, and you’re welcome to bring a donation for the Lake Hills Neighborhood Association too if you wish, but neither is required!   Just be sure to come to the picnic!  And bring your neighbors who haven’t come in the past!

We look forward to meeting all of you!


We hope to see you at the Lake Hills Shopping Center, Thursday, at 7:00 pm, for our next neighborhood meeting!


Topics include:

  • An update by city council member Lynne Robinson on the status of affordable housing in Bellevue
  • An update from Bellevue College regarding their student housing plans
  • Brad Myaki, Bellevue City Manager, on neighborhood involvement in the City Planning Process
  • A short report on what’s going on at East Bellevue Community Council
  • A report on a new tenant at the Lake Hills Shopping Center!


It should be a great meeting.  See you Thursday!


LAKE HILLS SHOPPING CENTER (enter opposite the library entrance).
7pm - 9pm

Topics under discussion are...

Update on the power line issue with EBCC

Info from Sound Transit on the future lines going from Totem Lake to Issaquah, through Bellevue

A presentation from the City of Bellevue Traffic Department on improving traffic flows

Election of officers for Lake Hills Neighborhood Association for 2016

LAKE HILLS SHOPPING CENTER (enter opposite the library entrance).
7pm - 9pm

Hear the views of King County council candidate Jane Hague and Lake Hills' own Claudia Balducci from 7pm to 7-45pm.

Then from 7-45 to 8-30, you can hear comments from our prospective City Councillors. That's John Stokes (pos 1 - unopposed), John Chelminiak vs Don Davidson (pos 3), Michelle Hillhorst vs Vandana Slatter (pos 5), and Jennifer Robertson vs Lake Hills' resident and East Bellevue's only contender for this election cycle, Lyndon Heywood. (pos 7).

They will be challenged on issues such as the revitalisation of our neighborhoods, the diverse nature of East Bellevue, the decision on the PSE distribution line by the East Lake Hills Community Council, neighborhood representation and the impact of increased traffic on our neighborhood.

9/13/15 Candidate Forum

We have a date for the Lake Hills Candidates forum. Plan on October 8th, with the venue most likely to be Lake Hills Shopping Center.

We will be questioning King County candidates Jane Hague and Lake Hills' own Claudia Balducci, plus candidates from all the city council races, Stokes, Chelminiak, Davidson, Hillhorst, Slatter, Robertson and finally Lake Hills resident and champion Lyndon Heywood.

9/3/15 Lake Hills Artwork

After recently installing projects in Bridal Trails and Newport Hills, the City's Arts Commission have decided to fund a public art project on the communications poles outside Lake Hills Library on 156th and Lk Hills Blvd.

Right now, ideas are being sought in preparation for a small steering group who will select the artist and firm down some suggestions for the project.

It looks like exciting stuff, for more information, contact Scott MacDonald at the city on

7/18/15 Picnic

picnic1If you missed the picnic today at Evergreen Park in Lake Hills, you missed a really great time!  Neighbors from the community met for hot dogs, salad, and dessert at the park, and to meet each other people from the area.  We had neighbors who moved her in the last year, and neighbors who arrived when the homes were built in the 1950s!  People shared salads and desserts, fruit and drinks, and the association provided hot-dogs, watermelon, chips, water and lemonade, and cake.  Neighbors also pitched in to help!

picnic3The highlight of the day was the arrival of the two fire trucks.  The firemen turned on the water from one of the trucks and a hydrant, and sprayed all the kids at the picnic.  The kids running through the water ranged in age from 3 to 63, and the cool spray felt fabulous!

The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association thanks not only all the neighbors who helped and who attended, but the following groups and people that contributed funds and supplies for the picnic:

The City of Bellevuepicnic5

The Seattle Mariners
Brown Bear Car Wash

Samena Club

Mindy Garner, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Bain

Nick Sooy, Farmer’s Insurance, 425-458-3061

Laura Taylor, Personal Chef at Honest To Goodness, 206-930-8686

Enjoy the photos, and be sure to join us next year for the 3rd Annual Lake Hills Picnic!





6/29/15 LHNA Update and Picnic Date!

picnicFirst, the 2nd Annual Lake Hills Picnic!

July 18, 11-3. Just like last year, where we supply the hotdogs and drinks, and people can bring salads. Also, donations of canned goods for Hopelink.

We can confirm the LHNA board for 2015:
President: Mindy Garner
VP: Steve Kasner
Treasurer: Jerry Hughes
Communications: Lyndon Heywood
Programs: Barb Benson and
Irene Fernandes
Secretary: Anne Bruskland

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