Monte Cristo Awards

The 2019 Monte Cristo Awards 

A committee of dedicated volunteers is planning the 2019 Monte Cristo awards event. These coveted awards recognize neighbors who help make Everett special by taking pride in their property. Nominations of homes and businesses are being collected now. Use the online nomination form to describe the Everett neighbors and business owners who are beautifying our community. 

Nominations are now open for 2019, due by July 1. Submit your nomination online.

Last year, 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 in 2018! Community volunteers worked on all of the details to create a memorable event! 

Want to help with the Monte Cristo Awards? Linda War Bonnet at or (425) 610-8462 to join the fun! Volunteers help plan the awards event, take photos of the nominees, select the recipients and set up and host the awards event in October.


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. Representatives from the Council of Neighborhoods and community volunteers choose award winners from properties that have been nominated by the community. Recipients are recognized at the awards event in October. 

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, who helped residents launch the Monte Cristo Awards.