As the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, Everett serves a diverse community of more than 110,000 residents. Located 25 miles north of Seattle, the city is nestled between Port Gardner Bay and the Snohomish River. North Everett’s quaint historic downtown is home to a vibrant arts, culture and music scene, delicious dining, pubs and breweries, Angel of the Winds Arena, and family-oriented festivals year-round. The downtown also hosts unique shopping experiences including toy maker Funko’s headquarters.
Everett is easy to access to by car, train, bus and air. Paine Field at Everett began commercial air service in early 2019 with 24 daily flights to destinations along the west coast and beyond, connecting Everett to the world. The two-gate terminal, operated by Propeller Airports, offers service from Alaska and United airlines to many popular domestic destinations.
On the Port Gardner waterfront is Naval Station Everett and the Port of Everett, which boasts the largest public marina on the West Coast. Northwest Everett is also home to Providence Regional Medical Center and new branch of Seattle Children’s Hospital, offering more than 15 pediatric subspecialties of care.
Everett benefits from world-class education partners, serving students from pre-K to college. Everett School District students outperform the state on assessments in every subject and every grade. Everett Community College and Washington State University at Everett offer world-class higher education with a wide, growing range of programs that are relevant to our region, such as avionics, technology, healthcare, engineering and agriculture. The incredible education partners in the Everett area help support the major employers, such as The Boeing Company, and the robust network of high-tech and manufacturing enterprises that call Everett home.
Recreation opportunities abound, including skiing, hiking, biking and kite boarding, with the Cascade Mountains to the east and the bay to the west. The City’s Parks and Community Services Department maintains a large network of parks and offers classes and excursions on a year-round basis. Angel of the Winds Arena has a community ice rink, and is home to the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club, and Funko Field is home to the Everett Aquasox minor-league baseball team.
Governance and Organization
The City of Everett operates under a mayor-council form of government with an elected mayor and seven city council members. Five of the council positions are elected by and represent five separate geographical districts, and two of the council positions are elected by and represent the city at-large. With 1,200 employees, the City provides a full range of municipal services including police, fire, emergency medical services, street maintenance, planning and zoning, libraries, parks and recreation and general administrative services. In addition to its general government services, the City operates five enterprises: water and sewer utility, solid waste (recycling) utility, two golf courses, a transit system, and a parking garage.