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Inspiring girls to follow their dreams | Mayor's Message

I loved growing up in Mukilteo. After college, I was fortunate to find a great career that allowed me to stay in my hometown and put down my own roots here. Before I ever became... — Updated 9/21/2016


We are a community in recovery | Mayor's Message

Just after midnight on July 30, our community was changed forever. We lost three beautiful lives – Jordan Ebner, Jake Long and Anna Bui. Will Kramer was seriously injured, and... — Updated 8/10/2016


Measures would invest in public safety | Mayor's Message

The following column was co-authored by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Fire Chief Chris Alexander and Police Chief Chuck Macklin. In the upcoming Aug. 2 primary, voters across Snohomish... — Updated 7/13/2016


Encouraging our young women to soar | Mayor's Message

In June 1951, Luella Armstrong graduated as the only woman in a class of 175 from the University of Washington’s aeronautical engineering program. While she wasn’t the first to... — Updated 6/8/2016


What’s next for Paine Field? | Mayor's Message

Recently, a private developer released a set of architectural drawings for a proposed passenger terminal at Paine Field. It caused many in our community to ask: Is the fight to... — Updated 5/11/2016 Full story


A spring reminder to enjoy our outdoors | Mayor's Message

After this weekend, it certainly feels like spring is here. The weather outlook always includes some rain, so it may be a few more months before Mukilteo feels the beauty of our... — Updated 4/13/2016


Mayor’s agenda focused on partnerships | Mayor's Message

As I shared two years ago, I am committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement at City Hall. We shouldn’t rest on our laurels, and we should be leaders in addressing... — Updated 2/10/2016 Full story


Mayor to give state of the city address Jan. 23 | Mayor's Message

A few weeks ago, I reached the halfway point of my term as mayor. I really can’t believe how fast the time has gone by! A new year offers time to reflect on the last two years,... — Updated 1/13/2016


A season of gratitude | Mayor's Message

As we enjoy this special time of year, I want to take a few moments and reflect on some of the things I am grateful for this holiday season. I am most grateful for my wonderful... — Updated 12/9/2015


Share your thoughts about youth-senior partnership | Mayor's Message

Earlier this month, I presented my second annual budget proposal to our City Council. I was proud to present a balanced budget that keeps my promise to take a break from tax... — Updated 11/11/2015 Full story


Election serves as timely reminder to talk city issues | Mayor’s Message

One of the things that makes American democracy so special is the annual tradition of Election Day. Candidates make the rounds to voters, talking about the issues that are... — Updated 10/14/2015 Full story


Preventative public safety | Mayor's Message

In January, I announced my Action Agenda, my commitment to you to accomplish several key tasks in 2015. I want to update you on one of those agenda items, prevention-oriented... — Updated 9/9/2015


A mayor’s take on summer school | Mayor's Message

With school starting in just three weeks, it seems like a good time to reflect on what I’ve done over this summer vacation. I’ve been fortunate to take a handful of trips to... — Updated 8/12/2015


Coming soon: Ferry, street projects | Mayor's Message

Anyone who has lived in the Northwest for a while knows one thing about summer: It usually means road construction. Well, this summer, Mukilteo is no exception, as two important tra... — Updated 7/8/2015 Full story


Why paid parking makes sense | Mayor's Message

At the beginning of the month, the city began a new paid parking program at the waterfront. There have been a lot of questions about why this new system is in place, so I wanted to... — Updated 6/10/2015


Mukilteo planners need your feedback | Mayor's Message

Planning for the future of our city is important, but often low-profile work at City Hall. I think the role of planning and community development is one of the most important... — Updated 5/13/2015


Our transportation system needs to move forward | Mayor's Message

I recently spent 10 days on a road trip, as part of my honeymoon with my husband, Jeff. We set a pretty leisurely pace, 1,600 miles over the 10 days, visiting small towns and... — Updated 4/15/2015


Community center needs strategic vision | Mayor's Message

When we built the new Rosehill Community Center, it was meant to be a gem for our community. It definitely is a beautiful facility. If you've ever taken a class, attended an... — Updated 3/11/2015


Laying out a clear agenda | Mayor's Message

Last year, I shared my commitment to taking action on the pressing challenges that face our community. In that spirit, I announced my first Action Agenda, to help guide and focus... — Updated 2/11/2015


Hear state of city address Jan. 24 | Mayor's Message

Another new year is here, and it is hard to believe that I have already finished my first year as mayor! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year and share what I will... — Updated 1/13/2015


Holidays remind us to be generous | Mayor's Message

December is a month filled with joy and wonder, as we come together to celebrate with family and reflect on the year that is ending. I can’t believe that my first year as mayor... — Updated 12/17/2014


We support universal background checks | Mayor's Message

Police Chief Rex Caldwell helped write this Mayor’s Message. -Ed. There is no duty we take more seriously as your mayor and police chief than the responsibility to keep our commun... — Updated 10/8/2014 Full story


Progress report: Action agenda accomplished | Mayor's Message

It’s election season again, and soon the airwaves will be filled with ads from candidates, all promising to solve problems and get things done. But once the dust has settled, what... — Updated 9/17/2014


Building a better city: Mayor’s vision for sustainability | Mayor's Message

Sustainability has become a new buzzword in both the public and private sector. Here at City Hall, we are working to create a practical vision of sustainability that helps us build... — Updated 8/13/2014


Reorganizing for results: Our new leadership team | Mayor's Message

It is hard to believe that my first year as our new mayor is already halfway over! I am proud of the changes we have already seen at City Hall, especially in delivering the action... — Updated 7/9/2014 Full story


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