Jan 27, 2014
Attendance: Andrea Tucker, Roger Hoot, Michael Trujillo, Greg Campbell, Steve
Bugge, Ben Blacker, Tom Norcott, Elly Smith, Sheri Lungstrom, Holly Gibson,
GeorgaDee MacLeod, Art Olson, Jim Prissel, Dean Smith, Victor Harris, Laurel Hasley,
Jo Brodersen, George Lockeman, Dennis Dudder
Excused: Colleen Kain, Liz Hawkins, Sandy Macham, Teresa Schultz
Staff: Allan Giffen, Dave Koenig, Mary Schoenfeldt, Bill Baumann, Matt Coomes,
Wendy McClure, Deborah Wright
Guests: Shelley Weyer, Friends of the Library
Mary Waggoner, Joyce Stewart, Jeff Moore - Everett School District
Katie Breen, Alex Sawyer – NW SEED
Dennis Hacker - 3231 Creatives at 3231 Broadway
Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 4:15pm. Agenda and minutes of the
previous meeting were approved.
1) Shelley Weyer announced a Friends of the Library event coming up. She showed
posters that are available for posting. Stranger Than Fiction is event title, which is
a fundraiser on Sat March 1 at 7pm. Guests come in costume, prizes are awarded,
refreshments will be served. It is a Taste of Everett type of event.
2) Dennis Hacker, Evergreen resident, introduced himself and reported he is the
community development manager at 3231 Creatives at 3231 Broadway, and
wants to interact more with neighborhoods. He will also plan to attend Port
Gardner neighborhood meetings.
Mayor Stephanson: Mayor mentioned that on Friday, Jan 31, there’s a special event in
support of Everett Fire and Police at a special Silver Tips game.
Coming up on Feb 7 & 8, Parks Dept is hosting a Dad and Daughter dance event. Also a
fundraiser for the Animal Shelter called Shakaroo will be coming up in mid February.
Adoptable pets will be on stage and there will be music.
Boeing 777X update – Mayor passed along his appreciation to machinists and
acknowledged them and their families for their vote on the Boeing contract. Defined
pensions are much less common now; that type of pension has dropped from 30% to 3 %
of workers having defined pensions. Without the 777X work in Everett, and potential
wing assembly, it would have devastated our city. The positive vote by machinists will
set stage for aerospace work for decades to come. Wing fabrication is not decided; a
decision is anticipated in mid-February. Everett is competing hard for this work.
Mayor described a significant group effort by city staff that is underway to address the
Structural deficit the City has – the process is being headed by Paul Kaftanski, Parks
Although Everett weathered the economic downturn better than most, this is 6