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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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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. at Petco ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Stuff a Bus contributions impact local families

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EVERETT – The annual Stuff a Bus charity drive, benefitting local families, returns next week and will be accepting donations Nov. 30 through Dec. 15.

Initiated by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 883, in partnership with Volunteers of America of ...

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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: October 18, 2019

Be ready for fall storms

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EVERETT, WA – With rains and windy weather in the forecast, City of Everett Public Works crews are busy cleaning streets, inspecting and cleaning catch basins and sewer manholes, and there are a number of things community members can do to minim...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

West Marine View Drive to close for 10 days beginning Sept. 17

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EVERETT, WA – For preparation and placement of the Grand Avenue Park Bridge, The City of Everett’s contractor, Interwest Construction Inc. (ICI), will close West Marine View Drive (WMVD) Tuesday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 26. Th...

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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: August 23, 2019

Grand Avenue Park Bridge to be placed in late September

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EVERETT, WA – Everett has received notification of a track closure window from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) for the raising and placing of the Grand Avenue Park Bridge span. The bridge is scheduled to go into place during the last...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Everett Farmers Market, Port of Everett, City of Everett partner to improve access to market

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Everett, Wash. –  A partnership between the Everett Farmers Market, Port of Everett and City of Everett is enhancing community access to the largest farmers market in Snohomish County at a new expansive location in Everett’s d...

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

City launches “Bring Your Bag” campaign for upcoming reusable bag ordinance

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EVERETT, WA – The City of Everett has launched a “Bring Your Bag Everett” outreach campaign in preparation for the City’s new reusable bag ordinance. The ordinance goes into effect Sept. 30, 2019, and prohibits reta...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Everett’s Rucker Renewal construction starting soon

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EVERETT, WA – Construction will begin soon on the Rucker Renewal project that will transform five blocks of downtown Everett into a more pedestrian friendly corridor. Phased full block closures will be necessary, and the City is working with are...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

ORCA LIFT Low-Income Bus Fare Expands to Snohomish County, July 1

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Snohomish County, Wash. – Beginning July 1, Community Transit and Everett Transit will offer a low-income fare for eligible riders who use an ORCA LIFT fare card. In Snohomish County, individuals can apply for the ORCA LIFT card at four Washingto...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

City administrative services building renamed Everett Municipal Building

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EVERETT, WA – Currently known as the Wall Street Building, the building at 2930 Wetmore Ave., which is home to many City services and administrative teams, will be called the Everett Municipal Building. The City Council approved the name change ...

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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.

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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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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: February 19, 2019

Open data coming to City of Everett website

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EVERETT, WA – The City of Everett is launching a new interactive online portal that will allow community members to access data through the City’s website. The Everett City Council on Jan. 30 approved the acquisition of an open-data platform from Socrata,...

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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: January 31, 2019

Everett Career Link offers youth internship opportunities

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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: December 11, 2018

Everett Public Library's Evergreen Branch to close for major remodel

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EVERETT, WA – The Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, located at 9512 Evergreen Way, will close to the public on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. During the closure, the library will be renovated and expanded and is expected to reopen to the public...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Get ready for new fares, routes in 2019

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EVERETT, WA – Everett Transit riders will see new fares and routes in 2019. The changes are the first steps to implement the agency’s recently adopted long-range plan. The plan sets the agency on a path for long-term financial sustaina...

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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