Monte Cristo Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Monte Cristo Award recipients!

The 2017 Monte Cristo Awards ceremony was a success! Our community honored 55 homes and businesses on Thursday, October 12 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium. Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for all of your hard work that makes our community so beautiful! Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special event and to all of our volunteers. A special thank you to this year's sponsors: The Real Estate Brokers at Coldwell Banker Bank in Everett, Preferred Property Management Northwest and Rainier Title.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Monte Cristo nomination this year. We received a record-number of nominations for the 2017 Monte Cristo awards! Recipients were chosen for making the city a special place to live through their extensive efforts to make their homes or businesses attractive and keep them well maintained.  Winners have been notified by mail. 

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Monte Cristo awards. Submit your nominations online or download the nomination form to mail to the Office of Neighborhoods. Nominations are welcomed and encouraged from anyone who recognizes the beauty and attractiveness of properties anywhere within the city limits of Everett.


Created in 1994 by a committee of residents working with the Office of Neighborhoods, the Monte Cristo Awards recognize neighbors who help make Everett special by taking pride in their property. The awards inspire other neighbors to improve their homes and landscapes. Business owners are recognized for the visual street appeal of their business locations. The Council of Neighborhoods chooses award winners from properties that have been nominated by the community

4 Monte Cristo Categories

There are 4 award categories:
  • Green Gardening - This award is given to homeowners who have implemented natural or green gardening practices.
  • Neighborhood Friendly Business - This award is given to businesses that rate high in overall visual quality from the street view.
  • Pride of the Neighborhood - Homes and yards that consistently look their best deserve this award.
  • Rejuvenation and Transformation - These are residential properties that have changed for the better, transformed by the owners to be a visual asset.

Marian Krell Award

The Marian Krell Award honors a prior Monte Cristo award recipient who has excelled in the maintenance of their property over several years time. The winners of this award are chosen by the Office of Neighborhoods director, for exceptional care and attractiveness of their home and landscape. The award is named for the late Marian Krell, former director of the Office of Neighborhoods.