Everett Looking For Volunteer Visionaries

September 15, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

Would you volunteer your vision of Everett in 2025? If you’ve got some time and an opinion of how future Everett should look, the city would like your input…


Can you volunteer your vision of Everett in 2025?

Mayor Ray Stephanson and the Everett City Council are seeking citizen volunteers to participate on a Vision Committee that will update the Vision 2025 report produced by a similar committee a decade ago.

In 2005, a citizen committee identified six key areas of focus and established near- and long-term priorities for each area: education, parks/art/culture, Harborfront/Riverfront, urban design, transportation, and economic development.

Here is the introduction to the Vision 2025 report issued in 2005

It is the year 2025. Everett has dramatically transformed itself from its early industrial roots to an attractive, safe, and progressive city. It has done so by building partnerships to pursue the vision set for itself in 2004. Emulating King County’s successful “Forward Thrust” program of the 1960’s, the City presented vision-inspired bond propositions to the voters, encompassing publicly-financed capital improvements in the areas of education; economic development; urban design; parks, activities and culture; harborfront/riverfront; and transportation. The overall outcomes demonstrate that Everett is a diverse, active, caring, healthy, and well-educated community where residents enjoy living, businesses thrive, cultural arts flourish, and to which visitors return often.

The new Vision Committee will review goals that have been accomplished, identify what remains to be done, and establish new goals or action strategies that the City should pursue.

Volunteers must live within the city limits of Everett and be available for two evening meetings per month from fall 2016 through spring 2017. Meetings will be organized and run by a professional facilitator. Some homework between meetings may also be required.

Interested volunteers can learn more at www.everettwa.gov/visioncommittee. Apply at everettwa.gov/boardsapply, or pick up an application at the Mayor’s office at 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 10-A. Completed applications should be returned to the Mayor’s office or kgoepfert@everettwa.gov by Oct. 7, 2016. For questions, please call 425-257-7115.


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