November Meeting and Minutes

We spent our November meeting thinking ahead to 2020, and thinking about how to help our community this holiday season.

The U.S. Census is happening in 2020 and they’re looking for census takers (or enumerators) and also field supervisors. You can learn more at

We also heard from two students who support the Everett Community College Food Pantry that not only supports students, but also faculty and staff. Learn more about their hours, needs and how you can help at

View the full meeting minutes here:

November 21, 2019 Northwest Minutes –

2019 Halloween Decorating Contest

  • Best Daytime – 1322 and 1328 Colby

The houses we honored for Best Daytime were late set-ups in 2018 and we’re so pleased that we got to award them this year. Check out this two house display across from the hospital!

  • Best Nighttime – 1504 Grand

Randy likes to win. He was recently recognized with a Rejuvenation and Transformation Monte Cristo Award. When I sent out the “nominate your neighbor” form, he nominated himself several times in each of the categories. The judges selected his home for Best Nighttime because of the creative lights and scary appearance.

  • Best Overall – 1219 Hoyt

And, finally, there was a house that just creeped everyone out. Even Julie Muhlstein, neighbor and writer for the Everett Herald featured this home. Inspired by the 1976 movie, The Omen, it featured Mandy the nanny, graveyard, swaying ghosts, and a wonderful scene both day and night.

Congratulations to our Halloween Decorating Contest winners!!! Best Overall – 1219 Hoyt, Best Daytime – 1322 and 1328…

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October Meeting and Minutes

Thanks to our lovely guest, Anna Marie Jackson Laurence, the daughter of U.S. Senator Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson and Helen Jackson. She is living back in the neighborhood and told us about her growing up in a political family. It was also a treat to be at Washington Oakes, formerly Washington School, where Anna Marie attended grade school.

NW Neighborhood Clean-up Day

The neighborhood has hosted a clean up for the past 9 years now. As always, MaryVee Westlund was our gamekeeper along with Joni Smith. These ladies greeted neighbors, verified that they lived within the NW Neighborhood borders, and collected donations to off set the costs for dump fees. Usually the fees run upwards of $1500. Thank you neighbors for donating! 

Our additional excellent volunteers included Jeff Hardy, Rich Whitkop, Fran W., Tim Knopf, Kari Quaas & from EvCC, Connie Tune, Lisa Gorman, Amanda Stum, Tony & Barb Campbell. Molly Beeman, Sustainability Manager / Capital Projects from EvCC, coordinated this event again with the NW Neighborhood. Many thanks to all of these folks. Volunteers are really important for this event & we truly appreciate those that have been a part of this event. 

Next time we have a clean up, we could use a few more men to step up from the ‘hood as volunteers. 

— Shelley Sutton, Event Lead


2019 Whittier Bike to School Day

On Friday, May 17th, volunteers from the Northwest Neighborhood and Whittier PTA had no idea what to expect. We estimated around 50 students would participate in the first bike to school in partnership with the neighborhood association. It was pouring. We were a bit nervous. And, we didn’t need to be.

Over 100 students showed up with their parents, younger siblings, and adult volunteers including Everett’s Mayor Cassie Franklin. We ate snacks from Cafe Zippy, did art projects, had our bike checked by Eric from Bayside Bikes, picked up water bottle from Kulits Orthodontics, and learned about the upcoming season from the Everett AquaSox. Lots of people were under the beautifully flowering wisteria.

About 8:00 a.m. we heard from Kari Quaas, Northwest’s Chair, Jen Selders, Whittier PTA lead, and Mayor Cassie Franklin. And, then, they were off following safely behind our Everett Police escort to Whittier down Hoyt Ave. and then 10th Street. WHAT A BLAST!

Thank you to everyone who participated, our partners with Whittier PTA especially Jen Selders, Brenda White, and Whittier Principal Tony Wentworth, parents, siblings, Bayside Bikes, Kulits Orthodontics, AquaSox, Cafe Zippy and our wonderful Northwest Neighbors – Joni, Holly, Kristina, Coral, Jackie, Tim and Patrick – for greeting and cross-guarding the participants safely to Drew Nielsen Park.

2019 Whittier Bike to School Day

March Meeting Summary, Minutes and Photos

Download the minutes as a PDF.

Download David’s summary of our zoning thoughts from the March 21st meeting as a PDF.

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). 

Jeff, Mike from Providence, MaryVee and Joni
David Stalheim addressing the group.
Our new Officer Baumgardner.
More Attendees.
Our Neighborhood with the description of land use currently.

February Meeting Summary, Minutes and Photos

Our February meeting was held at Washington State University Everett and the University Center located on North Broadway. Our host and speaker was Chancellor Paul Pitre. We learned about the programs available at WSU Everett and got to tour the facility. It was a lovely time on campus! Thanks to Paul and Randy for their cooperation in setting up the visit and tour.

Here are the meeting minutes from Kristina:

February 21, 2019 Minutes


Kari Quaas, NWN Chair, introduces Chancellor Paul Pitre – Go Cougs!

January Meeting Summary, Minutes and Photos

What an awesome turnout for our lead meeting of the year with our special guest, Mayor Cassie Franklin. Kari recorded her presentation and question and answer session. You can view it below. Also, Kristina took wonderful minutes.

THANKS so much for engaging with her and our neighborhood!

We also remembered our long-time neighbor and volunteer, GeorgaDee MacLeod. You can view her obituary and she her photo here.

Our dear GeorgaDee MacLeod