August 2019 newsletter

Mayor's corner

Summer is starting to wrap up and students and families are getting ready to go back to school, including the interns who joined our City team this summer. We hosted 14 high school student interns from Everett Public Schools through the Everett Career Link program, who worked with a variety of our departments. We also had five communications and marketing interns from Washington State University and other local colleges. It has been a joy to get to know them all, provide hands-on experience and connect them to great career opportunities right here in Everett.

Developing and supporting our local workforce is an important priority for the City and we are grateful for these partnerships with our high schools and colleges. Providing career pathways for our students is important for both for their future success and our community. Many thanks to our interns for their service this summer and to our schools for their partnership!

Mayor with interns and Everett Public Schools
Youth, purpose, police, public service.

New Youth Advisory Board gives local youth a voice

Young residents aged 16-21 are invited to apply to serve on the newly created Youth Advisory Board. The board offers local youth a unique opportunity to participate in public policy and engage in the Everett community, and will advance the inclusion and representation of youth in legislation, policies and City practices. Learn more and apply at

ORCA LIFT offers affordable transit options

On July 1, Community Transit and Everett Transit began offering a low-income fare for eligible riders who use an ORCA LIFT fare card, a reduced fare transit pass available to eligible transit riders! Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program through designated DSHS offices, you'll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. Visit Everett Transit's website to learn more about the program and how to qualify.

Scanning ORCA card
Aerial of market on Wetmore

Everett Farmers Market finds a new home

The Sunday Everett Farmers Market has a new home in downtown Everett! The Sunday Market is now located on Wetmore Avenue, between Hewitt Avenue and Pacific Street, and has the same hours and vendors as before. The partnership between the Everett Farmers Market, Port of Everett and City of Everett enhances community access to the largest farmers market in Snohomish County. Visit to learn more and plan your next visit!

How much is that kitty in the window?

The Everett Animal Shelter is celebrating cats all summer long! Don’t miss your chance to bring home your new furry companion for a discounted adoption fee. All adult cats five years and older have an adoption fee of $25 until the end of summer! The Everett Animal Shelter has dozens of cats and kittens waiting to find their forever home. View available cats and learn more at

Shelter cat
New concrete poured on Hoyt

Rucker Renewal work continues

Phase one of Rucker Renewal is moving along and business and pedestrian access are open during construction! On Hoyt, contractors completed roadway demolition and began paving. On Rucker, contractors began work on the storm drain, completed temporary lighting and continue work on the waterline. Paving will continue on Hoyt and storm drain work on Rucker will continue for the next couple of weeks. Visit for updates on progress and next steps, and sign up for email or text alerts so you don't miss a thing! 

Community events

  • Fetch a day of tail-wagging fun and celebrate your furry friends at the 18th Annual Mutt Strut on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Rd. There will be pet-friendly vendor booths, activities, beer garden, food, demonstrations and free swag from sponsors, while supplies last.
  • Piano tunes decorate the streets of downtown Everett Aug. 7-27 during Street Tunes. Join the interactive art experience by tickling the keys or applauding brave composers at the 18 decorated pianos stationed in and around downtown.
  • Head downtown Aug. 23-24 for a weekend of food and festivities! The Upper Left Beer Fest will take over Colby Ave. Aug. 23-24, and the annual Everett Food Truck Festival will transform the Wetmore Plaza into a delicious paradise on Aug. 24. Get some pre-indulgence exercise in at the Yum Run 5k on Aug. 24.
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