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Everett turns 125

The City of Everett turns 125 years old this year and we want you to help us celebrate! On June 2, join us and our community partners for a family-friendly celebration at the Everett Transit Station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration will include activity booths from multiple City departments and partners, face painting, photo booths, historical tours, crafts, a touch-a-truck area and much more! We hope you join us at this free event!

For more details visit or follow the City on Facebook and Twitter.

125th birthday
Mayor at library

Get your bike on!

May is National Bike Month! This is a great chance to dust off that bike and try a new mode of transportation. Join Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in their Bike Month Challenge, celebrate Bike Everywhere Day with Everett Transit on May 18, or check Cascade Bicycle Club for more events around the region.

We want your feedback!

The City of Everett 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 encouraged to educate themselves about council districting and provide public input by completing a survey before May 31. Results of the survey will help inform the City Council about the public’s views.

Educational information and a link to the survey can be found at The survey is available in English and Spanish. For assistance on other translations of the survey, please contact Wendy McClure and allow 72 hours for a translated survey: [email protected].


Conserve your water with Everett Public Works

Throughout the year, Everett supplies clean, fresh drinking water to approximately 603,000 customers – 80 percent of Snohomish County. In the summer, as we start watering our gardens and lawns, household water use can double. To help homeowners conserve water, we offer a variety of free water conservation items. This includes low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and toilet leak detection dye strips for indoor water conservation and hose nozzles, watering timers and soil moisture meters for outdoor water conservation. For details, visit

Update on the Grand Avenue Park Bridge

Construction on the Grand Avenue Park Bridge is moving along quickly! Crews have cleared the steep slope from the park to the railroad tracks, installed pipelines at Grand Avenue Park, and are currently working to install a slope protection system between the park and the railroad tracks. The bridge steel plans drawings are under review for approval, and steel bridge pieces are being manufactured and then assembled in a large bay at a mill in Vancouver, WA. In June, commuters should expect West Marine View Drive to be reduced to one lane of traffic at times due to the depth and extent of excavation and installation of large diameter pipelines. Visit for more information.

Speaking of waterfront access...

Last month, the Port of Everett celebrated the beginning of private development in the first phase of the Port’s Waterfront Place development, Fisherman’s Harbor. Hotel Indigo also broke ground on their 142-room waterfront hotel, a facility that will double the amount of waterfront hotel rooms in Snohomish County. In other exciting news, the preleasing process will soon begin for the property’s future apartment homes, which begin construction this fall. Learn more about this project and all of the exciting additions coming to the waterfront on the Port of Everett website.
Waterfront Place
Monte Cristo

Nominate your favorite Everett properties for the 2018 Monte Cristo Awards!

The City of Everett’s Office of Neighborhoods is accepting nominations for the Monte Cristo Awards, a distinguished honor given to property owners who have shown extensive pride in their property and help make Everett special by working hard to beautify our city year-round. To learn about award categories, submit a nomination online or for more information, visit

Community events

  • All are welcome to join the 3rd annual Youth & Family Wellness Fair on May 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane. This free, fun and educational event helps children and their families understand physical and mental health to create healthier communities through advocacy and self-empowerment. Don’t miss out on activities, workshops, giveaways, a free meal, and more!
  • Become a paleontologist and join the Everett Public Library to discover what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Children ages 3-6 will have an opportunity to interact with real fossils and casts from the Burke Museum on Saturday, May 12, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Space is limited. Please call 425-257-8030 for more information and to register.
  • Everett Faith in Action will host part two of their community conversation series, Who is my Neighbor?, on Thursday, May 17, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd. All are welcome to join the conversation to discuss how the community can unite and help respond to homelessness.
  • The Everett Farmers Market returns for the 2018 season on Sunday, May 13, at Boxcar Park in the Port of Everett. Whether you want to stock your fridge and pantry with fresh produce and baked goods, browse artisan goods or enjoy live music, there is something for everyone! Learn more at
  • The 19th Annual Cruzin’ to Colby Car Show is back again Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28, presented by Angel of the Winds Casino Resort. The weekend will include a controlled cruise, car show and dance on Sunday night at Tony V’s Garage.
Kids Fish-In

Parks events

  • Saturday, May 12 — Kids Fish-In: Expert local guides share the joy of fishing and teach basic skills to children ages 4-14. BYO rod, reel and tackle box. Hook your kids on a lifelong, outdoor hobby. Register to reserve an hour-long session. Walk-up spots may be available. At Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 W. Silver Lake Road.
  • Saturday & Sunday, May 12-13 — Animal Shelter Mother’s Day Special: Find a furry friend to parent, and get $10 off adoption fees for any female dog, cat or small mammal! Feel the real benefits of sharing your love and home with a pet. 11am-4:30pm, 333 Smith Island Rd.
  • Friday, May 18, 8:30-10 a.m. — Downtown Viva Color Volunteer Planting: Dig in and help plant hundreds of flowers and greens in the decorative pots that dot downtown streets. All ages welcome. The City provides gloves, trowels and souvenir buttons. Meet up at the corner of Hewitt and Colby Avenues.
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