Bellevue recruits for Essentials Class of 2018

The application deadline to take part in the class is Aug. 1.

Now in its sixth year, Bellevue Essentials is recruiting the class of 2018.

Bellevue Essentials is a nine-week introduction to the inner workings of city government. Join a cohort of 35 exceptional individuals who will be selected to learn, engage and simulate day-to-day challenges and opportunities Bellevue faces. The class meets every Wednesday night, 5:30 to 9 p.m., through Nov. 14.

Individuals interested in deepening their knowledge of Bellevue city government and their own commitment to civic engagement should apply. This class is for people who are curious about civic engagement and local government and committed to the future of Bellevue by serving their community.

Applications for the 2018 class are due by Aug. 1. Tuition is $125 and fee waivers are available based on financial need.

Applicants must live or work in Bellevue and priority is given to residents. Brochures and applications are available now at For more information or to request a hardcopy packet, contact Neighborhood Services at 425-452-6836 or