June Meeting Notes, Video and Slideshow

The June 17 meeting focused on summer safety including a discussion about the racing and loud cars that hang out at the marina and cruise beyond the speed limit through our neighborhood streets. The short answer is to call 911 to get the incident logged. Patrols increase when we tell them that something is wrong. Don’t hesitate to make a report.

We also heard directly Mateo an RN and NW neighbor about the impact of one of the negotiating pieces – staff at Providence Hospital paying for parking. Likely, it would mean more cars on the street. Remember, blocks of residents can petition the city to have parking time limits on their blocks utilizing parking permits. It’s up to them to file for such a change. Email the neighborhood with any questions. You can pick up signs to support the healthcare staff at 1607 Rockerfeller Ave from Matt’s house.

We also had a spontaneous report from our State Senator June Robinson on the historic and productive legislative session.

We hear from Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts about the budget, Rethink Housing and Transit updates, and progress on the Climate Change Action Plan including Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

Emily shared that there is a summer reading program with the library and netbooks and wifi/hotspots can be rented for three weeks at a time via the Everett Public Library. More information here.

Also, this was the last meeting until September. We’re taking the summer off!

Kari shared the various events happening in Northwest this summer and we hope to see people out and about, vaccinated and masked if needed for the environment.

June 23rd – ribbon cutting for new fishing dock near the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.

Enjoy the summer! And, here’s the video replay:

May Meeting Summary and Video

Video replay from May 20, 2021

Thanks to Tyler Chism with the City of Everett for sharing about summer events like Sorticulture, the Fourth of July, and more! We also welcomed our new Everett City Council Liaison, Brenda Stonecipher.

We chose a date for the first Mother of All Garage Sales committee meeting and we’re a go for 2021 on Saturday, August 7th! Registration information coming soon.

2021 Easter Egg Hunt Recap

In 2020, we made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Easter Egg Hunt. This year, with vaccines beginning in earnest and the use of masks in greater favor, we decided to run our 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt at three parks across Northwest Neighborhood instead of one. In many ways, it worked out well because more people could walk to their nearest park. And, we certainly were able to accommodate space in between everyone.

Below are some highlights from the various parks.

THANKS so much to Shelley Whitkop, Holly James and Kari Quaas for playing Easter Bunnies at the various parks. Thanks to everyone else who showed up with good cheer! 🙂

A video from Legion Bluff:

A video from Grand Avenue Park:

Photos from Drew Nielsen Park:

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

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2018 Drew Nielsen Park Clean Up

Thank you to our volunteers! We had about 10 come out and help spruce up the park. The wisteria has been trimmed again! The beds have been mulched! The plants around the sign have been pruned! The sign needs painting! 😉

Here are some of those wonderful volunteers in action. Thanks for taking some photos, Tim Knopf!

2018 Northwest Neighborhood Clean Up and Alley Clean Up

The Neighborhood Clean Up was on Saturday, May 19th at EvCC and we filled the bins. Thank you to our volunteers, Molly Beeman and her crew from EvCC, 3R Technology for the electronics recycling, Rubatino, and project lead, Shelley Sutton.

The NWN Alley Clean Up was also held on Saturday, May 19th from 10-12pm. We partnered with Take Back Our Neighborhood – Everett to clean up alleys starting with Broadway and worked west. We had about 15 dedicated volunteers and made a dent in the cigarette butts! Tim and Jackie Knopf even made it onto KCPQ13 News!

Thank you to the following volunteers!

Clean Up Volunteers!

  • Shelley S. – a big thanks to Shelley for organizing the cleanup!!!
  • MaryVee W.
  • Joni S.
  • Lisa G.
  • Amanda S.
  • Jeff H.
  • Rich W.
  • Russ K.
  • Emily D.
  • Ryan T.
  • Dotti F.

Alley Volunteers!

  • Kari Q.
  • Oliver R.
  • Cate H.
  • Liz R.
  • Jackie K.
  • Tim K.
  • Patrick H.
  • Stephanie P.
  • And, others! Sorry I didn’t get more names!

Here are photos by Kari Quaas from both elements/events on Saturday, May 19th:

2018 Northwest Neighborhood Clean Up Event

And, you, our neighbors. Thanks for helping to keep our neighborhood a special place.

See you in 2019!