Monte Cristo Awards

All are welcome to attend the 25th Annual Monte Cristo Awards 

Are you ready to enjoy the 25th Monte Cristo awards event? These coveted awards recognize neighbors who help make Everett especially beautiful by taking pride in their property, either a home or local business. 

The Monte Cristo Awards ceremony is next week, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Historic Everett Theater, where award recipients will be recognized for their hard work and beautiful results! Event hosts are Tyler Chism and Garret Hunt, with Mayor Cassie Franklin presenting awards.  

Thanks to all of you who have nominated a neighbor, a business or a green garden home for recognition this year! Community volunteers have reviewed all those nominations to find the best and most deserving property owners who have beautified our city.  Photos of these properties will be shown at the event. We are in for a visual treat!

Want to help with the Monte Cristo Awards? Not too late to pitch in. Contact Linda War Bonnet at or (425) 610-8462 to join the fun! Volunteers make this event successful. You can pitch in with other excited volunteers to celebrate the beautiful homes and businesses in 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. 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.