April City of Everett Newsletter

City of Everett to hold meetings on districting

The City of Everett will hold four community meetings in April to provide a chance for residents to learn about City Council representation and election by district, and to discuss these topics with other community members. The City is conducting a public process for the evaluation of council districts with the possibility of putting forward a council districting measure in the November 2018 general election.

Residents are invited to learn about districting and related laws, as well as Everett’s population and demographic information. Attendees will also participate in facilitated discussions to learn and share ideas with other community members.

For interpretation assistance, please contact Wendy McClure at least 72 hours prior to the event: [email protected]. For public transportation routes to these events, visit everetttransit.org/routes. For more details on districting and meeting dates, visit everettwa.gov/districting.

Adventures in Boating

Everett Police continues offering limited “Adventures in Boating” classes to the public. This free class is taught by Marine Unit officers with a curriculum certified by WA State Parks & Recreation. Washington State mandates this course for all vessel operators planning to hit the water who are born in 1955 or later. The next class will be held Saturday, April 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Everett Police South Precinct. Pre-registration is required to Sergeant Allen Crocker at [email protected].

Rain barrels

It's raining, it's pouring...

And Public Works wants you to benefit! Check out this month’s rain barrel sale, as well as a make-your-own rain barrel workshop! It will be a barrel of fun! Updated information at everettwa.gov/rainbarrels.

This is also the last month to qualify for the 2018 rain garden rebate program. Learn more at everettwa.gov/raingardens, or call Apryl Hynes, public information and education specialist, at 425-257-8992.

Looking for some advice on gardening naturally and other “green” home tips? Sign up for the semi-annual Green Garden, Green Home e-newsletter: [email protected] And be sure to check out some of our green tips at everettwa.gov/ProtectingSurfaceWater

Community events

  • All are welcome to participate in a two-part community conversation hosted by Everett Faith in Action titled “Who is my neighbor? Cultivating the common good in our community on Thursday, April 19, and Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (215 Mukilteo Blvd). In session one, community members will hear and learn from people who have experienced homelessness. In session two, community members will participate in dialogue about how they can respond to and help our homeless community.
  • Bicyclists of all abilities are welcome to participate in the Tour de E.F.D. on Saturday, April 21, from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting at Everett Fire Station #1 (3619 Rucker Ave). This fun bicycle tour guides bicyclists throughout Everett while visiting each of the city's fire stations. It’s a great chance to get to know other community members and get familiar with Everett’s bike routes. Learn more and RSVP.
  • Celebrate the art of quilting and get inspired at the Everett Quilt Show, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edward D Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave). Admire the work of other quilters while letting your creativity run wild, while participating in classes, demonstrations, lectures, make-and-take projects and so much more! Learn more and purchase tickets.
Mayor Franklin

The Mayor is on social media!

If you haven’t followed Mayor Cassie Franklin on Facebook or Twitter yet, now is the time! Keep up with her happenings, events, and overall engagement in the Everett community.

Cocoon House breaks ground for Colby facility

At the end of March, Mayor Franklin joined leaders from Cocoon House, Snohomish County, and Premera Blue Cross, to break ground on Cocoon House’s new Colby Avenue youth Center. This $14.2 million project, funded by a capital campaign, will serve people ages 12-24 years of age, and be the only housing program of its kind in Snohomish County.
Cocoon House
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