Mayoral Priorities

Mayor Cassie Franklin has issued directives that will guide the City's work in 2018 and beyond. Each of these areas contributes to Everett's economic vitality, and helps to attract new people and businesses to the region.

Learn more about Mayor Franklin's vision for Everett in her State of the City address.
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Mayoral directive progress


Mayor Franklin has issued five mayoral directives in 2018 to guide our work. Progress highlights will be posted here as they become available. Contact directive leads as listed on each directive's web page for additional information or details. 

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  1. Youth/gang violence
  2. Economic Development
  3. Community Engagement
  4. Safe Streets
  5. Budget Deficit

Prevention and Intervention internal work group: The internal group has been brainstorming prevention and intervention programs with the assistance of an external stakeholder group. 

Organization and resource evaluation: An internal work group has met three times to continue looking at models and org charts for a stand-alone Gang Response Unit.

Gang Response Community Advisory Group: The group has been meeting regularly and briefed on work being done.

Firearms campaign: The team is developing the Lock it Everett campaign that will launch in June.

Juvenile Justice: The lead has met with prosecutor staff, defense counsel and juvenile justice center to better understand the delivery of juvenile justice in Snohomish County and is preparing a draft report of recommendations to be reviewed by stakeholders.

Funding: The City work group has compiled potential funding sources (mostly grants) to explore once the true costs of the firearm safety campaign and prevention/intervention programs are known.  They have also met with the Community Foundation to discuss possible funding opportunities. 

Updated 4/11/18

Transition Advisory Team

In December 2017, Mayor Franklin asked 55 community leaders to serve on her transition advisory team and to provide feedback on Everett’s strengths and the opportunities they want to see the City pursue. There was representation from across the city, and from different age groups, income brackets and industries. The team provided valuable input that helped influence Mayor Franklin's top priorities of public safety, economic development and community engagement.