Happy New Year!
We start 2022 by making history, with the swearing-in of four new city council members who, for the first time, represent the geographic districts in which they live. This is also the first time in Everett’s history that we’ve had a women-majority on the council. While we still have work to do to ensure a diversity of perspectives and voices are part of local government, these are both important milestones toward making Everett’s governance more inclusive and representative of the people we serve. A warm welcome to our new council members - I look forward to working together. I’d also like to acknowledge our outgoing council members with a sincere THANK YOU for their dedication, commitment, and many years of service to our community.
Sadly, we also start 2022 with sky-rocketing COVID-19 cases, which I know is incredibly discouraging, frustrating and exhausting. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and I know we all have COVID-fatigue and want more predictability and stability in our lives. Please take care of YOU and take time to do whatever it is that nourishes your emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. For me that’s taking a long walk with our dog Buffy (she’s really more cat than dog, but she tries), baking a pie with my daughter, or losing myself in a good book. So please do what feeds you and treat yourself, and each other, with kindness.
Be safe. Be well.
- Mayor Cassie