Mayor's Task Force

Mayors Drug Crisis Task Force


In October 2023, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin announced the creation of a new task force that will focus on the city’s urgent drug crisis—specifically related to fentanyl, meth and other deadly illegal substances—and its impacts on community safety. The task force includes the brightest minds, including leading service providers, business leaders, essential government partners at the city, county and state levels, the faith-based community, community members, those with lived experience and subject matter experts.

Mission Statement

Through education, collaboration and conversation, the task force will gain a better understanding of the impact, barriers and complexities of the drug crisis in Everett. Based on learnings, the task force will develop next steps or recommendations for the City and its partners to consider. 

Meeting Schedule

The task force will meet in person at the Weyerhaeuser Room on the fourth floor of the Everett Transit Station (3201 Smith Ave in Everett). Meetings will be from 2:30pm - 4:30pm on the following dates:

  • February 1, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • May 30, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • June 27, 2024

Participation Rules 

Meetings are open to the public, but there will be no public participation, broadcasting and/or filming at the meetings. The community is welcome to submit feedback to Mayor Franklin and the task force by clicking the button below and filling out the form.