March newsletter
Fisherman's Village

Fisherman's Village

Don’t miss one of the hottest tickets in town as Everett Music Initiative brings you yet another year of the Fisherman's Village Music Festival, March 30-April 1. This festival is the largest urban music festival north of Seattle. Check out the 2018 schedule, featuring new venues and spaces, as well as buyer-friendly prices for a three-day pass. One-day passes will be available during the festival only. Learn more about the festival, or get your tickets on the Fisherman’s Village website.

“Everett is a Staycation wonderland!”

Expedia recently named Everett as one of the best cities for a stay-at-home vacation, or if you want to sound hip, “Staycation.” Expedia explains that getting local for a staycation will not only help you save on airfare and accommodations, but you can also get to know the food and entertainment gems right in your own backyard! Other recommendations include must-see museums, such as the Schack Art Center and Imagine Children’s Museum, eating at our delicious array of restaurants, and exploring Everett’s open spaces at any of our parks. Sit back, relax, and let Everett take care of the rest.

Everett
Mayoral directive

Directive update

Mayor Franklin issued a budget deficit directive at the end of February, number five in a series of directives that are guiding the City’s work in 2018 and beyond. This directive includes evaluating all of the services that the City provides – both internally and externally – and looking at options for controlling costs and closing the growing budget gap we face in 2019 and beyond. City staff in all departments are working to develop alternatives for addressing the ongoing structural budget deficit, and improving efficiencies and cost management citywide. See a full list of Mayor Franklin’s directives on the City website.

Parks activity registration got an epic upgrade

It’s a new day! Out with the old, in with the new. Parks and Community Services made the switch from its old registration system, Class, to the updated system, CivicRec! This site is sure to get class registrants where they’re going easier, and with fewer clicks. Visit everettwa.gov/register set up your account, see our hundreds of class options, and check out how easy it is for yourself!

Now broadcasting

Our very own Planning staff was recently featured on the KSER FM program Sound Living to discuss the Metro Everett plan, which focuses on preparing Everett’s metropolitan core for future growth and development. Listen to Allan Giffen and David Stalheim dive into the Metro Everett plan, and learn about how Everett is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate in the next 20 years. Learn more about the plan at everettwa.gov/metro.

Metro Everett
Community Sparks

Community Sparks

Everett residents and community groups worked hard in 2017 to bring people together, start something new and have fun! Nine volunteer groups in Everett used Community Sparks funds to bring their ideas to life last year to host events like SnoHomo Pride and National Night Out, teach neighbors about the history of their neighborhood with the Riverside Historic Walking Tour, spread kindness in the community with a “Wall of Kindness,” and create art with Lowell Rocks and Create with Your Neighbor programs.

What are your ideas this year? Eligible community groups can apply for up to $500 of Community Sparks funds for projects that that will benefit the community and build connections among neighbors. Funding is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Groups and projects must be eligible and funds must be matched with volunteer labor and/or monetary or in-kind donations. Learn more and submit your project proposal at www.everettwa.gov/sparks.

Community events

  • We’re offering a $2,500 rebate to Everett homeowners who install an approved rain garden. Attend a free hour-long informational workshop to learn about rain gardens and how to qualify for the rebate program. Everett Public Works will host three free Rain Garden Rebate Workshops in March. Learn more and find the workshop schedule at everettwa.gov/RainGardens. No registration required.
  • The newest furry member of your family is like a four-leaf clover – hard to find, but lucky to have! The Everett Animal Shelter can help you find a purrfect match for your household at the Luck of the Irish O’doption Special on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 17 and 18. Wear your lucky green attire to the adoption event and receive $10 off any adoption of dogs, cats and small furry pets. Get a sneak peek of adoptable pets online or stop by the shelter located at 333 Smith Island Road, open Sunday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adoptions close daily at 4:30 p.m.
  • Ever wonder what can you make with a pool noodle, markers, and an electric toothbrush? Wonder no more! Create an “artbot” with the Everett Public Library at their STEAM for Adults event on Wednesday, March 14! Participants will make their own artbot and can then roll up their sleeves to create original abstract artworks. Space is limited and registration is required! Call 425-257-8250 to join in the free fun. Children ages 12 and older may accompany a participating adult. Learn more.
Rain garden
Everett Transit

Everett Transit still needs your input!

Everett Transit is developing a 20-year Long Range Plan that will identify future transit service, establish a set of service standards, and plan how Everett Transit will serve you into the future. In 2017, they reached out to the community requesting feedback about transit values and service options. The Draft Long Range Plan is now complete! Visit their website to review the plan and take the survey before March 30.

Repair Café

Do you have broken stuff and don’t want to toss it, but missed the March date for the Repair Café? We’ve got you covered! You’ve got another chance to get your broken things fixed on April 14, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Public Works Spada Conference Room, 3200 Cedar St. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make repairs, along with expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Bring your broken items from home and let's fix them together. This event is free and open to all Snohomish County residents. Pre-registration is recommended, so that you'll know what parts to bring. Learn more here.

Repair Cafe
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