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Posted on: May 6, 2021

City of Everett, Port of Everett and Snohomish County partner to bring back Jetty Island Days

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EVERETT, Wash. – Through partnership between the City of Everett, Port of Everett and Snohomish County, the City’s Jetty Island Days program is making a comeback in 2021 while ensuring state COVID-19 safety protocols are followed on th...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Sorticulture looks to make a comeback in new location in downtown Everett, June 11-13

2021 Sorticulture in Downtown Everett June 11-13

EVERETT, Wash. –  The City of Everett is planning to hold its annual Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival June 11-13. This year the outdoor celebration of handcrafted art, plants, flowers and locally made outdoor products will take place in downtown...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Newly named Petco Love invests in lifesaving work of the Everett Animal Shelter

Everett Animal Shelter with giant check from Petco Love

EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Animal Shelter announced a $30,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Everett and surrounding communities.

Petco Love is a nonprofit leading chang...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Franklin and Chief Templeman issue joint statement in response to the Chauvin trial verdict

EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin and Chief of Police Dan Templeman released the following joint statement today regarding the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and s...

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Full statement (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Community invited to participate in Everett’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan update

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EVERETT, Wash. – Everett is developing an update to its current Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. The new 2022 plan will be based on an extensive public outreach process and will create a vision and outline future service levels, capital proje...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Select City of Everett public counters reopening for in-person appointments and services

COVID-19 update from City of Everett

EVERETT, Wash. – Several City of Everett public counters will reopen on April 5 for in-person appointments. Community members can schedule appointments online or by phone to conduct city business. 

Public health and safety measures will ...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

The City of Everett has been named a 2021 ‘Great American Defense Community’

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Washington, D.C. – Everett, Washington, home to Naval Station Everett, is one of five communities across the country named to the 2021 Class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced t...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Murder charges filed in 1987 cold case

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EVERETT, WA – Murder charges have been filed for the 1987 death of Everett Firefighter Gary Parks.

“After 34 years, the City of Everett will finally see someone held accountable for the loss of our Firefighter Gary Parks, who died in th...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Everett Transit announces next phase of Rethink Transit, return of Sunday service and two new buses

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EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Transit made three announcements this month: the launch of phase two of Rethink Transit, the return of Sunday service and two new buses added to the fleet.

Rethink Transit phase two

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Mayor Franklin delivers annual State of Everett address

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EVERETT, WA – Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2021 State of Everett address at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s virtual event on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Franklin reflected on 2020 and the difficulties brought on by the pandemic, ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Everett’s planning department launches active land use projects interactive map

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett’s planning department launched a new interactive map to make it easier for the public to access information about active land use projects within the city of Everett. 

The new interactive tool allows the public...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Fiscal Sustainability Advisory Committee’s final report offers recommendations for budget deficit

View of Everett from City Hall rooftop

EVERETT, Wash. – The Fiscal Sustainability Advisory Committee convened by Mayor Cassie Franklin issued their final report this week, offering 24 recommendations for the mayor and city council to further explore for addressing the City’s general government...

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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 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

Grand Avenue Park Bridge at dusk

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 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: 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: 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

Open sign at Everett Business

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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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

Everett Fire Logo

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

Mayor edit

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.

Neigh...

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Full news release (PDF) City of Everett News