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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Everett’s Wintertide returns with new format

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EVERETT, Wash. – Wintertide is returning with an all new format, changing from a single-day City-led event, to a multi-week community holiday celebration. The Wintertide celebration will kick off on Nov. 28, Small Business Saturday, and...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Mayor Franklin issues directive on affordable housing

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EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin today issued a mayoral directive on affordable housing for all with the goal of addressing homelessness and supporting housing stability. 

The directive builds and expands upon efforts to encourage ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Everett City Council adopts council districts map

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EVERETT, Wash. – Everett City Council yesterday adopted council districts map A-9. Beginning in 2021, the five districts will each elect one city councilmember, who must live in the district they represent. The remaining two council positions wi...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Everett seeks volunteers to serve on City boards, commissions

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett is seeking volunteers who have the desire to make a positive impact on their community by serving on a board or commission. Community members are encouraged to apply for open positions on multiple boards.

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City seeks nominations for arts awards

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cul...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Everett Public Works offers tips to prepare for fall storms

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EVERETT, Wash. – With the turning of the weather – more rainy days and leaves starting to fall – Everett Public Works offers tips to help community members prepare for and minimize damage from heavy seasonal rainstorms that c...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Franklin’s statement in response to Boeing consolidating 787 production in South Carolina

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EVERETT, Wash. – City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement in response to Boeing’s announcement to consolidate 787 production in South Carolina:

“This has been a tremendously difficult year for our c...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Mayor Franklin issues directive on unity, equity and addressing racism

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EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin today issued a mayoral directive on building unity, addressing racism and promoting equity for all.

“The strength and vitality of our community comes from our rich diversity of cultures, experience...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

City of Everett implements ordinance aimed at reducing false alarm calls

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Everett, Wash - The City of Everett recently revised a local ordinance designed to reduce false alarm calls. Through the ordinance, the Everett Police Department has implemented a new “False Alarm Reduction Program” that charges a fee ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Mayor Franklin delivers 2021 budget address

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EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her budget address and presented the City of Everett’s proposed 2021 budget at the Sept. 16 city council meeting.

The 2021 budget continues to build on a foundation of quality-of-life pri...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Districting Commission seeks input on proposed city council district map

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EVERETT, Wash. – Everett’s Districting Commission is hosting six virtual community meetings in September for community members to learn about, and provide input on, the proposed city council district map.

Virtual community meeting sched...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Grand Avenue Park Bridge opens for public use

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EVERETT, Wash. – The Grand Avenue Park Bridge passed its final safety inspection today and is now open to the public. While some minor work will still need to be performed over the coming weeks, the bridge is now ready for use to access the wate...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

City seeks partnerships to enhance recreation in Everett

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett is seeking innovative and creative ideas for partnership with other public, private and nonprofit entities to enhance recreation opportunities in the city, repurpose or recondition park assets, and generate r...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

City of Everett launches round two of the Everett CARES grant program for small businesses

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EVERETT, Wash. – The application process for round two of the Everett CARES grant program will open on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. for small businesses in the city of Everett. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.

Round two of the Ev...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New City program offers more options for businesses to expand outdoors

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett’s new Streatery program offers a streamlined, no-cost option for businesses to temporarily expand outdoor seating into city-owned parking stalls. Businesses can apply for the program starting Aug. 4...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

New Everett-centric mural welcomes you to Everett

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EVERETT, Wash. – There’s a new mural project underway in downtown Everett at the corner of California Street and Colby Avenue on the north wall of El Paraiso Restaurant. The project is one of several led by Everett’s art comm...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Rethink Zoning project moving forward

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett invites community members to participate in Rethink Zoning, a multi-year initiative to update and simplify the City’s zoning code. Community members can learn about the project and share input by jo...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Rethink Transit: join the conversation

Rethink Transit

EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett launched Rethink Transit, a planning effort to help the City plan future transit. As part of this effort, the City is seeking public input on transit values and priorities and invites community members to com...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Franklin’s statement in response to inquiries regarding civil unrest

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EVERETT, Wash. – City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement in response to questions regarding civil unrest in surrounding communities:

“Communities across the country are still grieving the tragic events of th...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Mayor Franklin’s statement in response to Governor Inslee’s new guidelines for state Safe Start plan

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EVERETT, Wash. – City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement in response to new guidelines announced today by Governor Jay Inslee for counties to restart their economies.

“I’m grateful for Governor Ins...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City of Everett and partners help small businesses prepare for safe reopening

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EVERETT, Wash. –  The City of Everett, in partnership with the Snohomish Health District, launched the Getting to Safe Toolkit to provide baseline recommendations, resources and practical tools for small businesses and organizations to ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

UPDATE: City to open application process for Everett CARES grants to aid public service providers

Everett CARES grant program

EVERETT, Wash. –The Everett City Council approved on April 29 the Everett Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (Everett CARES) Grant Program to support small businesses and service providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The appli...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Everett expands water utility bill assistance program for low-income customers

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett is making its water utility discount program available to more customers by increasing the maximum household income allowed to qualify for the program.  The City also increased the annual assistance ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Snohomish County mayors issue a joint letter to the greater Snohomish County community

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The mayors of Snohomish County cities issued a joint letter to the community:

It’s now been over a month since our communities closed down following the statewide orders to stay home, stay healthy, changing lif...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Franklin’s statement in response to City Council approval of emergency budget reductions

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EVERETT, Wash. – City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement in response to the Everett City Council approval of emergency budget reductions, taken in response to COVID-19:

“I am grateful to Council for supporti...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

City of Everett to launch $1 million grant program to aid Everett small businesses and nonprofits

Everett CARES grant program

EVERETT, Wash. – Later this month, the City of Everett will launch the Everett Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (Everett CARES) Grant Program to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The applica...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Everett City Council holding weekly council meetings remotely

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett’s weekly city council meetings will be conducted remotely to practice social distancing and help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

In response to the Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City of Everett launches EverettforEverett.com to help support local businesses

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EVERETT, Wash. – In partnership with the Downtown Everett Association, the City of Everett developed a website, EverettforEverett.com, to help support businesses in Everett that are providing customers a safe social distancing option for purchas...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Franklin issues temporary moratorium on evictions in response to COVID-19

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EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin today signed a temporary moratorium on residential evictions to address the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Everett City Council will be asked to ratify the order at Wednesday&rsquo...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Snohomish County united in response to COVID-19

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Out of an abundance of caution over the spread of COVID-19, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin are declaring a State of Emergency for Snohomish County and the City of Everet...

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Full news release (Snohomish Health District) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

27th Annual Wendt and Mayor’s Arts Awards

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EVERETT – Community members are invited to join the City of Everett, Mayor Cassie Franklin and Everett’s Cultural Arts Commission to celebrate the arts and honor the recipients of the 27th annual Wendt and Mayor’s Arts Awards...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Mayor Franklin delivers 2020 State of Everett address

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EVERETT, WA – Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2020 State of Everett address at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s annual event on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Franklin provided an update on major 2019 accomplishments, including progress...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Everett permit services hours change, effective Jan. 13

City of Everett permit services notice

EVERETT, WA – To improve permitting and customer experience, Everett’s permit services counter will reduce the number of hours available to walk-in customers beginning Monday, Jan. 13. The new hours of operation will be:

  • Monday, Wednesd...
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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Everett Essentials civic academy program returns

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EVERETT, WA – The City of Everett’s popular civic academy, Everett Essentials, returns in 2020. Classes start in late February and will offer students a unique opportunity to learn about City operations and services directly from City ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Everett Animal Shelter to receive Holiday Wishes grant from Petco Foundation

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EVERETT, WA – The Everett Animal Shelter was selected as a 2019 Holiday Wishes recipient by the Petco Foundation. The grant amount, between $5,000-100,000, will be revealed at the Petco Foundation Grant Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m....

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Mayor Franklin delivers 2020 budget address

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EVERETT – Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2020 budget address on Oct. 30 and will present her proposed 2020 budget at the Oct. 30 City Council meeting.

“I’m pleased to present a proposed budget for 2020 that is balanced, r...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

City of Everett opening Vera Whole Health care center for employees

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EVERETT, WA – The City of Everett is partnering with Vera Whole Health to open a primary care center that will serve City staff and their dependents. The care center, which will be located at 4931 Evergreen Way, is expected to open in early 2020...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Langus Riverfront trail closure planned July 8 – Aug. 8

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EVERETT, WA – A portion of the Langus Riverfront Trail on the southwest riverbank on Smith Island will be completely closed to the public for dike maintenance starting July 8. The closure is expected to last until Aug. 8.

Dikes on Smith Island ke...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

City launches new open data portal

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EVERETT, WA – The City of Everett has launched a new interactive online portal that allows community members to access data through the City’s website. The Everett City Council approved the acquisition of the open data platform from So...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

More housing and commercial development coming to Everett’s riverfront

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EVERETT, WA – At their May 1 meeting, the Everett City Council unanimously approved changes to the master plan for Everett’s Riverfront Development, clearing the way for construction to begin on the central commercial site. Under the r...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Everett Career Link offers youth internship opportunities

Everett Career Link

EVERETT, WA – Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin announced the launch of the Everett Career Link program during her State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 31. The unique partnership between the Everett School District and the City will offer int...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

City welcomes new members to Everett Fire leadership team

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EVERETT – Following national searches, Fire Chief Dave DeMarco has selected three new assistant chiefs, including two external candidates.

“The search and competitive process have produced an exceptional group of people that I am humbled to be serving amon...

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Download news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Everett’s wastewater plant awarded $60,000 for energy savings

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EVERETT – The Snohomish County PUD has awarded the City of Everett’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) $60,000 for their work on the Wastewater Energy Coaching Cohort program. Between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018, WPCF staff r...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Everett Transit puts its first electric bus into service

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EVERETT – This morning, Everett Transit put its first all-electric bus into service. To celebrate, Mayor Cassie Franklin, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Everett Transit held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at College Station.

The bus will go into service later in ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Mayor Franklin delivers annual State of Everett address

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EVERETT, WA – Mayor Cassie Franklin today delivered her State of Everett address to a sold-out crowd at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s annual event.

Franklin provided an update on major 2018 accomplishments, including progress...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Explore downtown Everett’s rich history with new walking tours

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EVERETT – The City of Everett has launched two new walking tours aimed at providing historical insight on Everett’s development as a city. The tours, viewable on a mobile device, highlight many important locations in downtown Everett&a...

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Full news release City of Everett News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Join Mayor Franklin and Everett Police for Gang Awareness Day Sept. 17

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EVERETT – Community members are invited to join Mayor Cassie Franklin and Everett Police for an International Gang Awareness Day event on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Explorer Middle School (9600 Sharon Dr.). Attendees will have the opportunity t...

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Full news release City of Everett News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

City launches new line up of Green Garden, Green Home events

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EVERETT – The City of Everett will hold multiple events this fall to promote natural yard care and green gardening practices that make yards easier to maintain and healthier for kids, pets and the environment.

The Green Garden, Green Home program...

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Full news release City of Everett News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

City of Everett ready to revitalize downtown

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EVERETT – The Everett City Council could take action on the proposed Metro Everett plan aiming to revitalize the City’s downtown area this Wednesday. A final public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m., afte...

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Full news release City of Everett News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Upgrades planned for Phil Johnson ballfields

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EVERETT – Everett Parks & Community Services is planning a major renovation project for the Phil Johnson ballfields, located near the Boeing factory at 400 W. Sievers-Duecy Blvd. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall and expected to be comp...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Everett Animal Shelter seeks volunteers for new senior dog foster program

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EVERETT – The Everett Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers for a new senior dog foster program that will help provide the best possible care for older dogs while they await adoption.

While many dogs do well at the shelter while they await adoptio...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Everett and Mukilteo mayors complete Bike Month challenge

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EVERETT – Throughout the month of May, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson celebrated Bike Month with a series of challenges and a competition to bike the most total miles. National Bike Month takes place every Ma...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

New fire chief to be sworn in May 30

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EVERETT – New Everett Fire Chief Dave DeMarco will be officially sworn during the City Council meeting this Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Cassie Franklin recently announced the selection of DeMarco following a national search.

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

City launches new neighborhood notification tool

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EVERETT – The City of Everett has launched a new tool to provide localized information to community members in each of Everett’s 19 neighborhoods. The tool was developed in response to an idea shared by local neighborhood leaders.

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Mayor Franklin to participate in Department of Defense program hosted by Secretary of Defense

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EVERETT – Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department o...

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