Everett Essentials

Everett Essentials is the City's civic academy course. This program is an opportunity for community members to learn how our City functions and how to become further involved in local government. Everett Essentials is designed to offer participants a behind-the-scenes look at City services and programs.

Apply Now for Everett Essentials 2020!

We are excited to offer our Everett Essentials course in 2020! The 10-session course includes City department tours and in-depth, hands-on learning about City services and operations. Seven sessions will occur on Monday evenings, with three Saturday sessions. The course starts on Feb. 29, 2020 and will wrap up in early May 2020. Learn more about the course sessions.

Everett residents from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, especially those who are not currently involved, but who have a desire to participate actively in our community. Participants must be 16 years old or older and must attend at least eight of the 10 sessions to graduate. 

You can apply online or print the application to fill out by hand. The cost for Everett Essentials is $50 and includes light refreshments, course materials and lunch on the Saturday sessions. If you cannot afford the course fee, we can help you with the cost. Just let us know on the application form.

The deadline to submit your application is Jan. 20, 2020. Questions? Email us at community@everettwa.gov

We have many other ways to get involved with the City: www.everettwa.gov/engage

Congratulations Class of 2017!

The inaugural Everett Essentials Class of 2017 was a great success. Students found that the class fulfilled their original reasons for applying and many of them have become more involved with the City and become active leaders in their community.