A committee of volunteers has begun planning the 2019 Monte Cristo event; nominations are being collected now. Use the online nomination form to let us know about Everett neighbors and business owners who are beautifying our community. Nominations are due by June 1.
Want to help plan the event? Contact your neighborhood chairperson to join the fun!
The 2018 Monte Cristo Awards ceremony at the Historic Everett Theatre attracted 150 people who enjoyed light refreshments and seeing the beautiful homes and businesses. Thanks to all of you who nominated a home or business last year! Community volunteers like you worked on all of the details to create a memorable event. Award recipients received plaques and were recognized by Mayor Franklin, Council member Bader and Council of Neighborhoods Chair, Jim Grieco. Nominations are now open for 2019, due by June 1. See link to the online forms on the right.
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.