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Meet the finalists for Everett Public Library director

The Everett Public Library will get a new director this fall, and this week is your chance to meet the four finalists for the position. Community members are invited to a meet-and-greet reception on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Main Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue. At 7 p.m., there will be brief presentations by the four finalists. Learn more about the library director position.

Get to know your City!

Join us this fall for Everett Essentials, the City’s first-ever civic academy program. This is a unique opportunity to learn about our operations and services directly from City staff, and find out how you can effectively participate in City processes and programs. The academy runs from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13; most sessions will be held on Monday evenings, with two Saturday field trips scheduled.
 
The academy is limited to 30 students and priority will be given to Everett residents who are new to civic engagement. Applications are due Tuesday, Aug. 15 – get all the details and apply today: everettwa.gov/everettessentials.

Everett Essentials

Everett candidate nights

You are invited to get to know the candidates running for several of Everett’s elected positions. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of candidates currently in the running for Everett Mayor, Everett City Council and the Everett School Board. The mayoral forum will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., and the City Council and school board night will be held on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Both events are at Evergreen Middle School Cafeteria. Learn more at everettwa.gov/candidatenights.

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Project Homeless Connect recap

Project Homeless Connect, an annual one-day event that brings together community volunteers and services for individuals and families experiencing homeless, was held on Thursday, July 20, at Evergreen Middle School. Several City departments provided services at the event:

  • The Everett Animal Shelter’s amazing team of volunteers and staff provided services for 131 animals (99 dogs, 30 cats, and 2 ferrets), including pet boarding during the event, nail trimming, dewormer, flea treatment, vaccinations, and rabies shots, all free of cost.
  • Everett Transit promoted the event on their buses and Facebook. As a partner in the event, they had a system-wide, fare-free day to ensure people could easily get to the event and around town. They had over 6,400 boardings on their buses that day.
  • Everett Police’s Community Outreach and Enforcement team (COET) also had a table at Project Homeless, and connected with more than 55 people. About ten different service providers also made contact with COET, hoping to learn more and be a resource for the program.

For more information about Project Homeless Connect, visit www.uwsc.org/phcsnoco.

National Night Out

More than 15 groups hosted block parties and events in their neighborhoods on Aug. 1, to celebrate National Night Out. Neighbors, families, friends, children, Everett Police and Fire, City of Everett staff and even a few of our furry friends got together to create safer, more connected neighborhoods while getting to know each other and having fun. Follow the City of Everett on Twitter and Facebook to see photos of all the festivities, and check out a highlight reel on the City’s YouTube channel.

National Night Out 2017
Community Sparks

Community Sparks

Do you have an idea that will spark connections in our community, but aren’t sure where to start? Apply for the City’s Community Sparks matching-fund program!
Community Sparks helps Everett residents foster a sense of community through small projects and events. Up to $500 of Community Sparks funding is available to eligible community groups for projects that build stronger connections within Everett city limits, and funds must be matched with volunteer labor and/or monetary or in-kind donations. Five groups have already submitted their applications for community-building activities in Everett, including SnoHomo Pride, Lowell Rocks and a National Night Out event.  Visit www.everettwa.gov/sparks for more information and to submit your application.

Staff scavenger hunt

This summer, staff teams from across all City departments have been competing to complete a 12-challenge scavenger hunt. The #OurEverettSummer scavenger hunt has been a great way for City staff to explore the city, check out events, and engage in a fun, team-building activity.

Each week, teams complete a new challenge, from attending a Music at the Marina to visiting the Farmer’s Market to leaving a message on the downtown typewriters during Word on the Street. To view some of the team photos from completed challenges, visit our Scavenger Hunt photo album on our website.

Scavenger hunt
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Community Events

  • Don’t miss the 3rd annual ROCK THE BOAT music festival on Aug. 12, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Boxcar Park. Enjoy music, food and more with Sir Mix a Lot and the Meat Puppets on Everett’s beautiful waterfront. Find more information and get your tickets!
  • Cougar Country has made its way to Everett and you are invited to WSU’s Everett campus for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 915 N. Broadway. Tour the new campus, learn about offered programs and much more. RSVP on their Facebook page. Go Cougs!
  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a drone! Six drone pilot teams will gather at Xfinity Arena on Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. to compete in the first ever Pro Aerial League’s drone racing competition. The event will also feature laser tag, VR, dodgeball and drone flight lessons. Get your tickets now so you can join the excitement.
  • Watch art come to life at Fresh Paint on Aug. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Everett Marina. Purchase art fresh off the easel at Everett's waterfront art festival presented by the Schack Art Center. The entire length of the promenade will be filled with more artists than ever, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery.
  • The moment we’ve been waiting for is almost here! You won’t want to miss the grand opening of Funko’s new headquarters store on Aug. 19. Join the ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. – doors to the building open at 10 a.m. Festivities will include food trucks, giveaways, photo ops and much more.
  • Did someone say tacos? Instead of cooking, stop by the Everett Food Truck Festival on Aug. 26, from noon to 7 p.m. at Wetmore and California to try something tasty from over 20 of the Northwest’s finest food trucks! Visit Live In Everett’s event page for more info.
  • Join the community for International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thornton A. Sullivan Park in Silver Lake. There will be speakers, resource tables and a candlelight memorial to honor those loved, lost and still struggling with addiction. Follow A Night to Remember – A  Time to Act on Facebook for more information.
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