The Monte Cristo Awards ceremony held on Oct. 25at the Historic Everett Theatre, was well-attended and tremendously successful, thanks to the many community members who volunteered. Thank you to all who nominated a home or business this year - so many beautiful properties made it difficult to choose! A volunteer committee of twenty-one people from the Council of Neighborhoods and community selected the award-winning homes and businesses. The community volunteers worked on all of the details to create a memorable event. Award recipients received plaques and were recognized by Mayor Franklin and Council member Bader and Council of Neighborhood Chair, Jim Grieco.
Nominations are now open for 2019, due by June 1. See 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.