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City has a solid foundation for the future | Mayor's Message

I am so honored to have served as your mayor of Mukilteo for the last eight years. We have much to be proud of in our community. We have set a solid foundation for our future. Our... — Updated 11/10/2021


City accomplished a lot during trying times | Mayor's Message

The first three weeks of 2021 have already felt quite long, but this is my first chance to share some thoughts on the year we just survived! As we look back at 2020, there are many... — Updated 1/20/2021


City shows resiliency in the face of unprecedented challenges | Mayor's Message

This has been a painfully difficult year and continues to be. I continue to be inspired by the resiliency of our community, as businesses and nonprofits pivot to reach out in new... — Updated 12/2/2020


Current events in our city | Mayor's Message

On Monday, Oct 12, I issued a proclamation recognizing and celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. I first issued a similar proclamation in 2016, and it felt important to do so... — Updated 10/28/2020


Progress being made on construction projects | Mayor's message

As we head into fall, there is positive progress to share on a number of construction projects in the community. I will be sharing some updates this month. I would also encourage... — Updated 9/23/2020


City initiatives still on track in trying times | Mayor's Message

2020 has been a year of uncharted territory. Our City – our Council, the staff, our business community, and residents – have tackled challenges with understanding and... — Updated 8/12/2020


Housing Action Plan will reflect community values | Mayor's Message

The City of Mukilteo is required to adopt a comprehensive plan (and we have a great one, it is award winning and reads like a story instead of a government document!). That plan... — Updated 5/27/2020


City weathering the coronavirus storm | Mayor's Message

I appreciate our Mukilteo Strong spirit and how we are weathering this storm. I know we are ready for Spirit Week next week. On Monday April 27, roll out your purple for our high... — Updated 4/22/2020


City services continue during coronavirus outbreak

Your City of Mukilteo team is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus or COVID-19 situation in Snohomish County, and is continuing to follow the guidance of the Snohomish Health... — Updated 3/18/2020


City's 'Action Plan' isn't to develop affordable housing

Recently, the City Council accepted a state grant to develop a Housing Action Plan. We heard from a number of residents at our meeting after the Beacon covered this issue, and I... — Updated 2/12/2020


Emergency Medical Services Week

This month, I recognized May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week. We pause to recognize the women and men who respond to take care of us in our hour of need. These trained emergency medical dispatchers, first responders,... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story


Feeling safe through community partnership l Mayor's Message

\When it comes to delivering services efficiently and well, there is nothing more important than the public safety services we provide. We are fortunate to have career professionals in our fire and police departments who keep us... — Updated 5/1/2019


Join a focus group to help shape the city’s clean water stewardship campaign l Mayor's Message

We are entering the rainy season. When rain falls on parking lots, streets, and roofs it doesn’t soak into our soil. Instead, it runs along these surfaces collecting oil, grease, fertilizer, and other pollutants before entering... — Updated 10/10/2018


Cool learning for ‘Cool Girls’ l Mayor's Message

Two days ago, a group of amazing young Mukilteo girls celebrated an awesome accomplishment with our City Council. They were accepted into, and completed, the city’s “Cool Girls in Aerospace” summer workshop. In partnership... — Updated 9/19/2018 Full story


A housing conversation

What image pops into your mind when you hear “affordable housing”? Is it of a large complex of run-down apartments occupied by the poor and unemployed who rely on government subsidies for their housing? If so, I encourage you... — Updated 7/18/2018


‘Cool Girls in Aerospace’ l Mayor's Message

Encouraging women to pursue careers in aerospace isn’t just about preparing the future of the workforce. The fact is that jobs in science, technology, engineering and math - also called “STEM” - pay 33 percent more on... — Updated 5/9/2018


Mukilteo Cares l Mayor's Message

In my first Action Agenda in 2014, I pledged to form a Green Team of city employees from every department, focused on ensuring that our city is a model of sustainability. Over the last three years we have done great work. The... — Updated 3/21/2018


Help preserve Mukilteo’s history l Mayor's Message

In 1906, Mukilteo’s Lighthouse opened its doors, at the affordable cost of $27,000 for construction. There have been 18 keepers who cared for the lighthouse since its opening, living in the quarters and keeping the light operatio... — Updated 2/28/2018


My 2018 action agenda l Mayor's Message

Serving as mayor has been the best job I have ever had, and I am so proud and honored to lead my hometown. Of course, these four years have not been easy. Our city has been shaken to its core, but we have come together and rebuilt... — Updated 1/10/2018


Let’s ensure Rosehill serves all residents | Mayor's Message

We are so fortunate to have one of the most beautiful community centers in the nation. From its architecture to its amazing views of Puget Sound, we can all be proud of this... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Map your neighborhood to prepare for emergencies | Mayor’s Message

Last year, I pledged to focus more attention on public safety prevention. We know that the best way to protect our community is to prevent accidents and injuries before they happen. I am proud that we have a new full-time fire... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Safety in our city trumps immigration status | Mayor's Message

Our city’s shared vision states that the city of Mukilteo is a sustainable, well-run city with safe, strong neighborhoods. We also have committed to supporting our diverse and... — Updated 3/15/2017 Full story


Stand together to make Mukilteo even stronger in 2017 | Mayor's Message

Each year, I have shared an action agenda with our community – the goals and initiatives that I will focus on. Well, this year at the very top in bold, purple letters is my top... — Updated 2/15/2017


Mukilteo sets a better example | Mayor's Message

One of the most divisive and stressful election seasons in our lifetime has just closed. Whether your favorite candidate won or lost this week, we are all left scratching our heads... — Updated 11/9/2016


Mukilteo Strong: City budget reflects our values | Mayor's Message

Every year that I have presented a preliminary budget to the community, I have been guided by the firm and abiding belief that our budget is more than simply a book of numbers, it... — Updated 10/12/2016


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