Bellevue Essentials

 Applications are due July 25 at 5 p.m.

Bellevue Essentials provides a 10-week introduction to civic leadership. This transformational program highlights the structure and daily operations of city government in Bellevue. Topics include demographics, public process, diversity, equity and inclusion, city planning, economic development, human services, utilities, finance and transportation, fire, police and more.

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 (BEES) alumni organization, a networking and civic engagement group.

The admission process involves a short application and three essay questions. Applicants must live or work in Bellevue and be committed to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Application materials for the 2021 class are available below. You may submit the PDF application (write or type, scan and email) or submit the fillable webform application below.

Classes are on Wednesday evenings, Sept. 22-Nov. 17. Applications are due July 25 at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact jellenhorn@bellevuewa.gov.

Bellevue Essentials Brochure

Information Meetings and Essay Workshops

Bellevue Essentials PDF Application