First off, congratulations and gratitude for our 2019/2020 Neighborhood Leadership Team!
Chair: Kari Quaas Vice Chair: Holly James Secretary: Stephanie Prothero Treasurer: Russ Kasselman Council of Neighborhood Reps: Robin Rigdon and John Sweeney
Thanks for stepping up to lead our awesome neighborhood! And huge thanks to Kristina Perry for her three years of service as Secretary! And, also big thanks to Joni and MaryVee, and Jeff for being the welcoming committee. Our Steering Committee rocks!
Second, we had a bevy of speakers this evening. Thanks to Officer Baumgartner of the 11th Beat. Thanks to Council Members Scott Bader (official liaison) and Paul Roberts for greater city and regional updates. Thanks to Lori Cummings and Bob Leonard from Everett Parks and Community Services for the discussion of our neighborhood parks, particularly Drew Nielsen. Thanks to Megan Dunn from Everett Districts Nowfor more information about the commission to decide Everett’s future district boundaries. And, huge thanks to Tim Knopf for his rousing history of our park namesake and early neighborhood leader, Drew Nielsen.
I’ve attached some photos of tonight’s meeting and will separately post videos of Parks and Tim’s Who’s Drew?
Thanks for an awesome two years so far! I look forward to building more community in the year to come. ♥️
Really great discussion was had around planning what we want our neighborhood/our city to be. Grateful for all of the comments, points of view and conversation around where we live, its accessibility, affordability, and our future. Thanks to our guests David Stalheim (City of Everett, WA – Govt) and Mike Gaffney (Providence).
Thank you to our guests, Barbara George from the Everett Museum of History, and Timothy Knopf from Northwest Neighborhood’s Steering Committee who provided a bit of history of our association. Due to popular demand, as Tim continues his research, we’ll try to plug in “Tim’s Time” for future 15 minute installments of Northwest history. We had about 43 members in attendance. Minutes to come later.
We also elected officers – Kari Quaas, Chair; Kristina Perry, Secretary; Russ Kasselman, Treasurer; GeorgaDee MacLeod and Stephanie Prothero, Council of Neighborhood Reps, and John Sweeney as Alternate.
And here are Tim’s Terrific Slides (download as PDF):