Everett Essentials Demystifies City Hall

November 19, 2017

Everett Government

The City of Everett recently pulled back the curtain and welcomed more than two-dozen residents to a behind the scenes look at how the city is run on a day to day basis. Not just the Mayor does this and the City Council does that, but a full look at the work of the planning department, water and sewer, public safety, parks, animal shelter, the city’s history, demographics and more.

Everett Essentials was the first civics academy course offered in Everett and according to officials was a rousing success. Over the course of 8 weeks participants spent three hours every Monday evening and a couple of Saturday field trips learning about Everett.

Graduation was last week and already two of the participants in the class have applied for and been named to the Everett Planning Commission. On Wednesday Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson asked for and received confirmation from the City Council for Carly McGinn and Adam Yanasak to serve. Other participants are expected to join various boards and commissions that provide direction to the city on everything from parks to housing, cultural arts to animals.

The city plans to make Everett Essentials an annual offering every fall. You can watch for the next application period and get updates here.

Everett Essentials

Think of it as Civics 101 for people living in Everett.


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