5 Things: July 28, 2020
1. Bellevue Essentials
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.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, beginning September 30 and concluding November 18; graduation will be held on December 2. Applications to enroll are due August 3; tuition is $125 and fee waivers are available if needed.
2. Get Your Assessment On
Property Taxes: How Businesses Are Being Affected by COVID-19
and the Road to Recovery
Wednesday, July 29 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
With COVID-19 hitting businesses hard, what can state and local governments do to help them recover? Join John Wilson, King County Assessor, as he discusses the economic impacts of the pandemic and what can be done to repair the damage.
3. Back to School Update
The Bellevue School District has decided to begin the school year this fall with remote learning for all families. Families with students in the district will be contacted regarding their intent to enroll in either the Temporary Remote/Hybrid Learning model or the BSD Virtual Learning model.
The BSD understands the challenges faced by many families and will be offering some limited in-person services to support students and their families including: childcare, services for students with specific needs, and learning support at schools for elementary, middle, and high school students.
4. Welcome to the Heart of Bellevue
The Bellevue Downtown Association has recently launched the Heart of Bellevue campaign: a way to connect and promote local businesses in Downtown Bellevue as well as share stories of activity, creativity, and recovery as businesses begin reopening.
5. Wednesday Wake Up
Join us every other Wednesday at 8:00 am for the Virtual Morning Business Builder. Connect with other members of the Bellevue business community, support one another through the challenges of COVID-19, and learn from each other's experiences.