Bellevue Essentials provides an entry point for emerging community leaders. This transformational nine-week program highlights the structures and inner workings of city government in many arenas. Topics include demographics, public process, city planning, economic development, human services, utilities, finance and transportation, public safety and more.
The 2016 class graduated in November. Graduates are well equipped to get more involved in the city and nonprofit arenas on the Eastside, and become members of the Bellevue Essentials Extended Alumni organization, a networking and civic engagement group.
Brochures and applications will be available for the 2017class in May. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings, beginning Sept. 27.
A learning community of 35 students will be selected to begin their journey to create relationships and build familiarity with government process and decision-making. Class members will graduate with a full understanding of the “nuts and bolts” of city government and be ready to get more involved in their local community.
The admission process involves a short application and essays. Applicants must live or work in Bellevue and be committed to attending at least seven of the nine sessions.
For more information about the program, contact Julie Ellenhorn at 425-452-5372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.