Stricklands Out as Downtown Everett Association Changes Managers

August 4, 2014

Downtown Everett, Everett

Update: Spoke with Bob Strickland this morning who related that his wife Sue had resigned her position to devote her time and energy to Robert Strickland and Associates, a marketing and advertising agency in Everett. He says she thoroughly enjoyed her nine years and cherishes the relationships built with business owners and people living in downtown Everett. They are both looking forward to helping those business owners with marketing projects as well as some exciting online projects the couple is developing.

Cruzin to Colby Car Show packs downtown Everett

Downtown Everett Association want to keep the crowds coming…

For the last nine years, Bob and Sue Strickland have managed the Everpark Garage and promoted downtown Everett. That’s now changed per this press release from Craig Skotdal…

The Downtown Everett Association Board of Directors has announced the new hire of Steven Graham as the Downtown Services Manager for the association.

While Steven Graham has an eight year history as a senior claims representative at Allstate Insurance, he’s most known in Everett as the Co-Founder of the Everett Music Initiative and the recent Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. Graham is also on the City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission and has played an active role in the growing music and arts community in Downtown Everett.

“We’re excited to have Steven Graham join our team,” said Craig Skotdal, President of the Downtown Everett Association. “He has a successful history of promoting the cultural and economic vitality of Downtown Everett and this position is a great fit for him.”

As the Downtown Services Manager, Graham will oversee the day-to-day operations of the City’s Everpark Garage as well as maintenance activities in the Business Improvement Area, a 19-block district in Everett’s downtown core. Graham will also create and implement programs that continue the association’s presence as a resource for downtown businesses and property owners. Additionally, Graham will be in charge of all stakeholder communications and the association’s marketing programs.

New Website:

The Downtown Everett Association recently launched an updated website in collaboration with Luminous, an Everett-based creative design and development firm. The new website provides a comprehensive overview of organization’s mission and services as well as resources and information for downtown stakeholders to assist in ongoing revitalization efforts.

About the Downtown Everett Association

The Downtown Everett Association (DEA) is committed to advancing and growing Downtown Everett as a vibrant economic and cultural center through leadership, advocacy, and the ongoing management of a Business Improvement Area (BIA). The DEA’s membership is comprised of property owners who pay annual assessments to provide for cleaning and maintenance of public right-of-ways within the 19-block area. The DEA also seeks to expand parking use and availability downtown through proactive management of the City’s Everpark Garage.

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