Monte Cristo Awards

Save the date - The 2018 Monte Cristo Awards Ceremony is Oct. 25

All are invited to the 24th annual Monte Cristo Awards ceremony, brought to you by the Everett Council of Neighborhoods and community volunteers, with coordinated support from the City of Everett Office of Neighborhoods. 

The ceremony will be on 
Oct. 25 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and music. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. (about one hour). The event is free and open to the public.

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, and are continuing work on all of the details to create the event. Recipients have been notified and we look forward to honoring them at the event. All are invited to join in on the fun!

Questions or want to volunteer? Please contact Andrea Tucker at 425-870-6699 or with the subject line "2018 Monte Cristo Awards."


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.