Megan Dunn To Challenge Ron Gipson’s Seat On Everett City Council

March 27, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

Earlier this month we told you that a majority of the seats on the Everett City Council were up for grabs this fall. Now we have our first challenger for one of those positions. Megan Dunn has announced her candidacy for Everett City Council Position #4. That seat is currently held by Ron Gipson who has been serving on the Everett City Council for 20 years. Here is Dunn’s announcement.

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Megan Dunn, (candidate supplied photo)

Community leader Megan Dunn has announced she is running for Everett City Council, Position 4.

Megan has a 15-year track record in environmental health and social justice advocacy as well as a strong background in policy studies. An experienced community leader, Dunn is former Chairperson of the Lowell Neighborhood Association and several City of Everett commissions. Most recently, Dunn served on the Streets Initiative Task Force, which focused on addressing homelessness in Downtown Everett.

Dunn’s leadership will bring a new focus on healthy, livable communities to City Council. As an environmental policy program director and advocate, Megan will work to find solutions for Everett that improve Everett’s quality of life, grow local businesses and keep our families healthy. As a mother of two school-aged children, Megan also understands the issues facing Everett families every day, like crime in our neighborhoods, finding local jobs and a compassionately addressing the concerns of homeless residents in our vibrant downtown.

“Our city is at a crossroads, with a growing downtown and some local businesses making a comeback from the Recession. But as our community moves forward, we can’t afford to leave others behind,” said Dunn. “I’m running for City Council to bring a new voice to Council that will work with business, families and non-profits to make Everett a safer and healthier place for all families to live, play and thrive.”

Megan was appointed by Mayor Ray Stephanson to the Everett Human Needs Commission in 2013 and the Streets Initiative Task Force in 2014; she was selected for the Brown Fields Committee for Everett in 2014. An active volunteer, Dunn has helped lead a number of local campaigns for green spaces including Everett’s first pesticide free park, Lowell Neighborhood Park. Dunn was Chairperson of the Lowell Civic Association, and facilitated neighborhood oversight of the Riverfront Development.

Megan was elected a Democratic Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) in 2010 and 2014. She has served as on the executive board for the Red Barn Community Garden, 38th Legislative District Democrats and the National Organization for Women (San Francisco Chapter). Megan is committed to environmental protection and has worked at Rainforest Action Network and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Megan is the Healthy People and Communities Program Director for Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP). She has a Biology-Geology degree from University of Rochester and Master of Arts in Policy Studies from University of Washington-Bothell. Megan lives with her husband and two school-aged children in the Lowell Neighborhood of Everett, WA, in a house built in 1892.

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