New Manager Named At Everett Animal Shelter

October 22, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

Glynis Frederiksen

Glynis Frederiksen and friend photo courtesy City of Everett.

The City of Everett today announced a replacement for Shannon Johnson who announced last month she would be leaving the Everett Animal Shelter for a position in Texas. Here’s this morning’s press release…

The City of Everett has appointed a new manager to oversee day-to-day activities and long-term planning for the Everett Animal Shelter. Glynis Frederiksen, who took over as manager on Oct. 16, is responsible for managing staff and volunteer services, overseeing veterinary services, pet licensing and animal control work, and networking with other agencies for the care and placement of lost and abandoned animals.

Frederiksen has more than 25 years of experience in the animal welfare and animal control fields, most recently serving as the operations manager at the Regional Animal Services of King County. Prior to joining the Everett team, Frederiksen held management positions at Humane Society shelters in Spokane and Seattle.

“I’ve watched Everett Animal Services transform over the years from a small, outdated animal shelter, into a vibrant, progressive organization that the city can be very proud of,” said Frederiksen. “I am excited for the opportunity to build from this solid base to continue to evolve the shelter to be even more successful, and a national model for animal care and control.”

Frederiksen replaces outgoing manager Shannon Johnson, who has accepted a position in Longview, Texas, to oversee an animal shelter currently under construction. Johnson was with the Everett Animal Shelter for nearly eight years, and oversaw the design and construction of the current facility when it was built in 2009. Johnson said she is most proud of helping to create a successful, state-of-the-art shelter for animals and people alike.

“I am excited for my new adventure, but I will miss the remarkable staff we have at the Everett Animal Shelter,” Johnson said. “It’s rare to have a group of people like them who work so well together.”

About the Everett Animal Shelter
Every year, the shelter provides temporary homes for more than 5,000 lost, abandoned and unwanted animals in the city of Everett and throughout Snohomish County. In addition to care and feeding, the facility includes a veterinary clinic.

The clinic helps reduce the number of unwanted litters and abandoned animals by providing spay and neuter services. The veterinary clinic is supported through monetary and in-kind donations.

The Everett Animal Shelter relies on more than 300 active volunteers who enhance the quality of life for the animals in the care of the shelter. Volunteers walk dogs, spend time socializing cats, launder the bedding, clean food dishes, groom and provide foster care for the animals. For more information, visit


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