City of Everett News

Welcome to Everett!

Join us in welcoming some new faces (and some ‘old’ faces in new places) around the city.

  • Funko has joined the city’s downtown core! Funko is a maker of pop-culture licensed toys, including favorites like Marvel, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more. Their headquarters, currently located on Shuksan Way, are being relocated to the Port Gardner Building on Wetmore Ave. Besides office space, the building will be home to a flagship store with interactive opportunities for visitors, expected to officially open this fall.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin this month on Seattle Children’s new clinic at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby campus. The clinic will be home to 15 medical specialty services and health programs offering a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services for children. The new 35,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in August 2018.
  • Downtown Everett is constantly evolving and growing. Recent and upcoming additions to the downtown community include Sirens Market & Coffee House, Narrative Coffee, and J&L BBQ. Follow This is Everett on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected with what’s going on in Everett.

Higher education in your backyard:

Last month we celebrated the great strides our community has made in expanding higher education opportunities in Everett. On April 25, Everett Community College President Dr. David Beyer surprised Mayor Stephanson with the college’s first-ever President’s Community Partner award, which recognizes those in the community who have made access to higher education a priority.

That afternoon, the Mayor joined President Beyer; Dr. Kirk Schulz, president of Washington State University; Paul Pitre, chancellor of WSU North Puget Sound at Everett; and other local leaders to raise the flags of WSU and EvCC at Grand Avenue Park, overlooking the marina. The new flags are a permanent reminder of Everett's continuous efforts to give our region’s students a chance to pursue a world-class education here at home.

WSU and EvCC flags at Grand Avenue Park
Decorated rain barrels

Get out and get involved this month:

  • May is Bike Month! Celebrate Bike Everywhere Day on Friday, May 19, by hopping on your bike and making a pit stop at Everett Station in the parking lot across Smith from 6 - 9 a.m. for drinks, snacks, information and prizes.
  • Community workshop on Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: Everett is more resilient when we prepare for disasters together! Help the city plan for disasters and hazards by joining Everett’s Office of Emergency Management and a team from the University of Washington on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an interactive hazard mitigation workshop. Learn about hazards in your area and share your ideas for reducing those risks in your community.
  • Make a Rain Barrel Workshop: Don’t let those northwest spring showers get you down, put them to work instead! Rain barrels are a great way to catch rain and water your garden the natural yard-care way. Everett Public Works invites you to join a “Make it, take it” workshop to build your own rain barrel on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at 3101 Cedar Street. The fee is $40 and covers the workshop, barrel and parts. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 425-357-8992.

Video feature: Safe Streets work crew

If you’ve driven Broadway or Hewitt lately, you may have noticed crews in blue coveralls, picking up trash along the sidewalks and streets. The Safe Streets work crew program launched in April 2016, and offers an alternative to prosecution for some low-level offenders, who also get the opportunity to connect with treatment and other resources. We recently released a video about the program and what it has accomplished in its first year.
Other Safe Streets videos include Beyond the Streets: Addiction and Give Responsibly. To learn more about the Safe Streets program, visit

Safe Streets work crew
Public Works crews

Get to know - Public Works:

With 260 employees, you can be sure that there is never a dull or spare moment in the City of Everett’s Public Works department. In fact, during 2016, Public Works crews were hard at work:

  • Filling 241 potholes
  • Grading 108,730 miles of alleys
  • Replacing 19,321 sidewalks
  • Painting 200 miles of road lines
  • Issuing 7,525 building permits
  • Guiding 10 tours of the water filtration plant (schedule one here)

Learn more about all of the ways Public Works employees keep our city running:

Summer is parks season:

Is your summer calendar filling up yet? Be sure to plan for adventures, fun and fitness this coming sunny season. Search the Parks Summer Guide online for hikes, sports, classes, day camps and more – there’s something special for every age!

Child fishing at Kids Fish-in
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